Welcome to the North Shore Writers’ Association!

The NSWA is a fellowship of writers who are at all stages in the writing journey, from novice to professional, published and unpublished. It is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to nourishing the literary community through teaching and sharing skills.

Monthly Meeting March 18, 2024 7-8:30pm

Join us at 7pm to hear from Robert McCullough, Publisher of Appetite by Random House and a Vice-President of Penguin Random House of Canada. After twenty-one successful years at Whitecap Books, Robert started a new imprint in Vancouver for Penguin Random House of Canada, where he has been creating a collection of food, drink, and lifestyle titles since 2012. Appetite’s list has produced more than ten Globe and Mail Bestsellers and 5 New York Times Bestsellers, including Seven Spoons by Tara O’Brady, Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi, The Sobo Cookbook by Lisa Ahier, Butter Baked Goods by Rosie Daykin, The Soup Sisters Cookbook by Sharon Hapton and What’s For Dinner by Curtis Stone. See the Events page for details.

Monthly meeting, April 15, 2024 7-8:30pm

This month we’ll hear Erin Soros who writes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and critical theory. Erin researches trauma-induced psychosis and the police and psychiatric response to it. Her writing honours include The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, inclusion in Best Canadian Poetry 2020, Gold at the National Magazine Awards for One of a Kind Storytelling and Silver at the National Magazine Awards for poetry. In 2023, Erin won the Writers’ Union of Canada’s Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers for her piece “Please Don’t Do This To Me”.

AGM September 18, 2023
A new slate of directors was elected for 2023/24 at our annual general meeting. See the Events, or Meet the Directors pages for details.

April 12 and 13th, 2024

Save the date! The 2024 North Shore Writers’ Festival will take place Friday April 12 and Saturday April 13, at the North Vancouver City Library. The NSWA will be hosting panel discussions and workshops throughout the festival. Stay tuned for more details about this exciting literary event!

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We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish Peoples, including the xʷ mə θ kʷ ə y̓ ə m (Musqueam), Sḵ wx̱ wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and sə lilwə taɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), on whose unceded ancestral lands our community of writers supporting writers is grateful to live and work.