Canadian Writer Links from the old dmoz



APN is a non-profit, provincial arts service organization and registered charity dedicated to fostering playwriting in Alberta.



Events, membership details, newsletter, and subscription information. Based in Calgary, Alberta.



Formed in 2010. Located in Vancouver, BC.



A not for profit organization governed by a volunteer board and executive team.



To publicize the work of Italian Canadian authors, and provide a forum for the discussion of issues pertinent and relevant to the membership. Bi-annual conference.



The voice of Canadian book publishing, representing 145 Canadian-owned book publishers and who publish literary, general-trade and scholarly titles.



A community of writers, critics, academics, and other artists who promote Italian Canadian literature and culture.



Meetings will be held monthly from September to June for helpful critique, hints and blank page ideas. Located in the Brampton Library.



A non-profit society established in November 1994 for the express purpose of bringing together and preserving the traditions of the province.



Writing group in Burnaby, BC.



Vancouver branch of the Canadian Authors Association.



The Council offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in dance, interdisciplinary work and performance art, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts and writing and publishing.



Founded in 1921, the CAA has played a key role in the support and development of the Canadian writing community.


Canadian Authors Association – Alberta Branch


Presenting workshops and meetings for and with writers, to help them develop their craft. Includes events, newsletter and members’ pages.



Contests (poetry and short stories), news and events. Writer in residence.


Canadian Authors Association: Toronto Branch


Unless otherwise noted in the meeting schedule, our monthly meetings are held on every third Thursday from September to June.



Meeting schedule, contests and events for writer members in the Ottawa, Ontario area.



To feature, showcase, and promote Canadian writers who have been published electronically. Web community.


Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation


CFWF serves the common interests of agricultural journalists, including reporters, editors and broadcasters as well as those in business and government whose primary responsibility is agricultural communications.



The CJFE is supported by Canadian journalists and advocates of free expression. The purpose of the organization is to defend the rights of journalists and contribute to the development of media freedom throughout the world.



An Alberta-based, national organization to promote excellence in non-fiction writing through education, professional development and public information.



A national alliance of professional science communicators, in all media.



A national, professional group for people in the field of children’s culture. Supports and promotes children’s literature through newsletters, workshops, meetings and other information programs.



National magazine for independent writers in Canada. Includes an email list.


Canadian Writers’ Summit


A conference jointly hosted by a cohort of Canadian writer organizations, which takes place at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.



National association for professional practitioners of the crime writing genre. Includes newsletter, information on authors, awards, and links.



Meets monthly in the east end of Toronto, Ontario. Group presents critique meetings, guest speakers, workshops, e-mail and hard-copy critiques.



Promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communications in the corporate, technical, government, non-profit, and publishing sectors.



Non-profit organization of professional and emerging writers, writing in all genres from every region of the province. News and membership information.



Encourages and promotes the art and skill of writing, fostering literacy, and providing support to writers and editors in Haliburton County through education and networking. Ontario.




Canadian organization of Christians who write, encouraging excellence, hosts conferences and workshops, publishes newsletter, list serve for members, teaching tools, and local groups.


International Festival of Authors


Weekly readings of fiction and poetry at the Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Includes membership information, list of events and authors, and contact details.



Social group and resources for writers in Thunder Bay, Ontario.



Information on the history of association, members directory, award for translation, and upcoming events. Model contract included. Site in English and French.



A growing association which provides support for playwrights in Manitoba through the operation of programs for emerging and established playwrights.



Promotes high editing standards, creates professional development opportunities, and facilitates the exchange of information.



The primary aim of the Guild is to promote the in all its forms in Manitoba.


Markham Village Writers


Resources and information for creative writers. Markham, Ontario.



Social group for aspiring and established writers. Mississauga, Ontario.



Non-profit organization that educates and informs writers about writing techniques, publishing and marketing, and provides networking opportunities for writers. Alberta, Canada.



A monthly workshop and members and outside speakers present talks of interest to other writers.



Encouraging developing writers and providing opportunities for established writers through education, networking and promotion. Based in Thunder Bay, ON.


Ontario Writers’ Conference


Event dedicated to the celebration of writing by inspiring, educating and connecting writers of all levels.



Promotes all genres of writing as well as local area writers. Focuses on the business of writing, and promotes its aims through monthly meetings, occasional seminars, newsletters, and its web page.



To stimulate interest in and an appreciation of the outdoors. To stimulate high standards of craftsmanship among those concerned with the portrayal of outdoor life.



A registered not-for-profit organization represent the interests of writers to agencies and government departments, and work on behalf of those interests. Features blog posts and a members listing.



An association of writers and supporters formed in 1926 to defend freedom of expression and raise awareness of that right. Assists writers around the world persecuted or exiled for the expression of their thoughts.



Membership includes established playwrights, dramaturges, translators, academics, regional Artistic Directors, theatre companies, students, lovers of theatre and theatre writing.



A Vancouver based new play development centre dedicated to the encouragement and expression of the Canadian voice on the stage.



Located in Toronto, Ontario.



Professional theatre centre dedicated to developing contemporary work and new writers for the Canadian stage.



Represents editors in and near Victoria, BC, Canada. Resource for buyers of contract editing and other communications services.


Professional Writers Association of Canada


National association of professional freelance writers, providing services and benefits to members, and an online free “find a writer” service to businesses that require specialized writers and journalists.


Professional Writers Association of Canada (Toronto Chapter)


Workshops, notes from seminars, e-newsletter, and calendar of events.



An organization that publishes the Canadian Freelance News. Information about the marketplace, and contests.


PWAC Toronto Chapter


Toronto writing workshops, seminars and events for freelance writers, writers and journalists.



History, events, awards, and information on publications, submissions, and programs.



The SPC is a playwright-driven organization that strives to foster the development of Saskatchewan plays and playwrights.



Working to improve the status of writers



Based in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada, on the shores of Shuswap Lake. Events throughout the year to inspire and support writers and readers in the BC interior.



Nationwide organization provides list of members by province, annual conference, event listings, and membership information.



Edmonton, Alberta and area poets community. Promotes the oral expression of poetry and tries to bring poetry to a wider audience.



Writers, performers and artists who create supportive platforms for Surrey’s culturally diverse communities. Surrey, BC.



A creative hub, offers emerging and established writers a quiet and professional environment in which to work. Inspired by the success of similar writers’ centres based in New York City, TWC is the first of its kind in Canada.


Vancouver Writers’ Social Group


Social meetings for beginner or professional writers in Vancouver, BC.



An association of Christian Canadian writers and editors. Site offers classes, workshops, critique service and membership information.



Contributing to the Canadian literary community by offering links and resources for student and professional writers.



A writing and editing club serving Toronto, Mississauga and the GTA, Ontario.



Represents freelance writers working in film, television, radio and new media production in Canada.



The Alliance works to protect the rights of authors, recognize excellence in writing, and support literacy programs for adults. WANL offers specialized workshops for writers and hosts public readings for the community.


The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region


Dedicated to raising the profile of writers of all kinds, at all levels, and to offering a forum through which they can find support, education and networking opportunities.



Social group for writers with meetings in Whitby, Ontario.



Social group for writers with events, workshops and contents. Based in Orillia, Ontario.


Writers’ Community of York Region


Events and meetings in Newmarket, Ontario.



Established in 1975 to foster creative writing and the profession of writing in the province of Nova Scotia. Features information and resources for writers, contest details, and directory of Nova Scotian writers.



A provincial arts service organization that represents both professional and emerging writers in Alberta.



Celebrating the talent and achievements of novelists and poets, biographers and other non-fiction writers through programs and awards. At the same time, making an important investment in nationhood, in the development of a cultural legacy.




A national organization of professional writers that works to advance conditions for all writers and to foster writing in Canada.

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