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is a fellowship of writers who are at all stages in the writing journey, from novice to professional, published and unpublished.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, May 27, 2024 7-8:30pm North Vancouver City Library

For our last speaker of the 2023-24 season, in May we welcome the award-winning, genre-spanning author, researcher, and oral historian Erin Soros. Erin’s academic articles weave together psychoanalysis, philosophy, and autobiographical narrative. Her poems, essays, and short fiction have earned countless prizes and accolades, including the CBC Literary Award and the Commonwealth Award for the Short Story. Her piece “Please Don’t Do This To Me” won the Writers’ Union of Canada’s Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers in 2023.

A warm welcome to our recent new members!

As of May 2024, and thanks to our recent membership drive, NSWA has exceeded 100 members!

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.

End-Of-Year Social, June 17, 2024

Stay tuned for details about our end-of-year social at The Silk Purse Arts Centre in West Vancouver! It’s a social highlight where NSWA members can relax over box suppers at the oceanside setting in Millennium Park at Ambleside.

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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.