Join the CAA


Membership benefits include:

  • free attendance at regular presentations with special guest speakers

  • discounts on workshops, publications, our annual writers’ conference and online webinars
  • eligibility to participate in National's Writers’ Coalition, a group health benefits plan, which includes a drug plan, hospital coverage, vision care, hearing benefits, dental care, specialists’ services, as well as special rates on home and car insurance
  • priority access to Alberta's Coach in Residence and Writer in Residence
  • multi-genre programming and variety of professional development services
  • free subscription to Alberta's The Branch Line and national newsletters
  • eligibility to enter Alberta's Exporting Alberta Award and other National awards
  • opportunities to network locally and provincially as well as with writers across Canada
  • networking events, open mic readings and other promotional activities
  • international exposure in The Bookshelf, National's catalogue of books written by members
  • optional listing on Alberta's member page and National's upcoming online Member Directory 
  • ccess to National's Roving Writers Touring Program (Professional Members only)


for published writers     

for one-year membership : $175

for two-year membership: $330 


for not yet published writers      

for one-year membership: $175

for two-year membership: $330


for anyone enrolled as a full-time student

for one-year membership: $50

First-time Members - 25% discount applied with promo code

Prices do not include tax