Welcome, authors!

The North Shore is home to a burgeoning community of talented authors, and we want to help connect local readers to local authors!

North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver District Public Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library proudly present a collection of works that showcase the gifted writers in our midst. The North Shore Authors Collection inspires, supports, and celebrates the literary talent of North Shore authors by showcasing locally created content in all three North Shore libraries for one year, starting in the fall.

A Note about the 2020/2021 North Shore Authors Collection

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, the North Shore Libraries have closed to the public. Our organizations have been closely monitoring the evolving health pandemic that is currently facing our communities.

Upon careful consideration and recommendation from governing health authorities, the decision has been made to cancel the North Shore Writers Festival for 2020. Unfortunately, as the submission process and intake is closely linked with the festival, the North Shore Authors Collection for 2020/2021 is also suspended.

Authors in the current collection will have their placements extended until next year. Applications for the 2021/2022 collection will open at the 2021 North Shore Writers Festival.

During this time, we hope you stay well and stay connected to us. We look forward to showcasing more of the amazing local authors next year.