New Events and Celebrations

Click on the link below – Annual Fred Cogswell Award (2022) for more details and individual photos of the top ten authors and their poetry books.

RCLAS presents Tellers of Short Tales – Online Edition

Featuring Author Trevor Carolan & “The Literary Storefront”

Date: Thurs Nov 24, 2022

Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm

Zoom room will open early for open mic sign up starting at 05:50 PM Pacific Time

Let us know on the Facebook event page if you would like to attend.


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The evening will include an Open Mic for short stories. Space is limited.

 FREE ONLINE ZOOM EVENT.   Everyone Welcome.

Renowned author Trevor Carolan will share lively stories about The Literary Storefront ~ Canada’s first non-profit literary centre located in Vancouver’s colourful Gastown district from 1978-85.

Hope you can join our chat and learn more about a pivotal time in west coast history! 

Founded by poet Mona Fertig and inspired by Shakespeare and Company in Paris, The Literary Storefront was Canada’s first non-profit literary centre and flourished in Vancouver’s colourful Gastown district from 1978-85. A pivotal time in west coast history when feminist, nationalist, and multicultural passions surged to redefine what a socially-committed literary community could be, The Storefront housed the regional offices of The Writers’ Union of Canada, The League of Canadian Poets, an editing & printing company, and was the birthplace of the Federation of B.C. Writers. Carolan’s history recounts the inspiration, origins, achievements and tribulations of this seminal and legendary B.C. literary institution. The book includes interviews with many important authors and survivors from among the Storefront Society’s 500 members.