The North Shore Writers' Association is a registered non-profit association of writers dedicated to nourishing the literary community of the North Shore through the teaching and sharing of skills and experience. They hold monthly meetings that incorporate a broad range of programs (speaker series, writing workshops, member readings), all with the aim of increasing knowledge about the world of writing. The group conducts regular “open mic” nights at a local café, circulates a monthly newsletter to members, produces an annual anthology and organizes an annual writing contest. The NSWA has worked with other literary groups and libraries to increase awareness of their activities and events.
The Capilano Review (TCR) has a long history of publishing new and established Canadian writers and artists who are experimenting with or expanding the boundaries of conventional forms and contexts. Since the 1970's, the magazine has given voice to the risky, the provocative, the innovative, and the dissident.