Welcome to Vancouver Island Romance Authors (VIRA). We started as a group to help and support romance authors and have broadened our mandate to include writers of all genres. Members range from those working on their first manuscript to the multi-published. Whether your goal is to write romance or tackle another genre such as women’s fiction, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, or suspense, our community can help you take the next steps in your writing and publishing career. Although we are based on beautiful Vancouver Island, we also have members from all over, even outside of Canada. Regardless of where you are in your writing career, if you’re looking for a place of support, encouragement and guidance along the writing path, you’ve come to the right place.
We have regular meetings, meeting both in person and online. You’re welcome to attend one or two of our regular meetings as a guest. A list of upcoming meetings and where they’re held can be found here. To learn more about VIRA and what we have to offer, please check out our About Us page. If you’d like to become a member of this wonderful and supportive group, please visit the Membership page.
We acknowledge that the land on which we live, gather, and write is the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish People.
We are committed to building respectful relationships with the first storytellers upon this land.
You can contact VIRA by e-mail or through regular mail:
Vancouver Island Romance Authors
PO Box 35100 HILLSIDE
Victoria, BC V8T 5G2