We’re a great bunch of people who just love to write, in all styles, forms, and genres. Maybe you’ve seen folks in Kamloops coffee shops dive into their bags for their electronic devices to tap out a few sentences, because to lose the great wording that’s running through their brains would be a tragedy. Those folks may be members of the Kamloops-based Interior Authors Group. If not, maybe they should be!

What do we do? We meet monthly to support and lift each and to learn and grow in the craft of writing together. There is a workshop at each monthly meeting and guest speakers will come and knock our socks off every now and again too. Meetings are also a place to come and read and discuss your work for feedback. It’s such a boost talking about your current project with other fellow writers.

We’re poets, we’re song writers, we’re bloggers, we’re screenplay creators, we’re literary authors, romance authors, mystery authors and every other genre and sub-genre you can come up with. We’ve got some truly talented non-fiction writers, and even a few journal writers have been known to be at a meeting or two. We’re veteran authors, debut authors and a whole bunch of people who aspire to get that first book into print.

So if you want to learn more about the craft of writing, or about publishing and self-publishing, or if you want to rub shoulders with veteran authors who’ve made careers out of their skills with words, or even if you just want to improve your own story telling, come check us out!


Third WEDNESDAY of every month except July and August, 
6:30 pm at North Kamloops Community Centre, #307-730 Cottonwood Avenue, Kamloops, V2B 8M6. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: NORTH ON TRANQUILLE, LEFT ON POPLAR, RIGHT ON WILLOW, LEFT ON COTTONWOOD.

Mission Statement: To bring together those persons interested in the art of writing and all its ancillary functions, including design, illustration, editing, publishing and marketing.

The IAG gratefully acknowledges our sponsors and supporters:

Sponsors: Kamloops Art Council, Ted Joslin

Supporters: Lorraine Fraser, Dennis Robertson, Ken Sommerfeld


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  2. Ted Joslin

    I want to congratulate Tricia Saxby on doing such an excellent job with our Blog. I love the design and am impressed with the prompt updating.

  3. Rhonda Dextraze

    I think I would like to join!
    Rhonda Dextraze

  4. Hi Everyone.
    I am in the process of writing a book and am looking for people to apply to submit stories for the book. How can I go about getting the word out to your members about this? Do I simply do this on the blog? If anyone is interested in more info they can check it out at this link http://www.judybassoevents.ca/#!mastermind/c1zh7
    I am planning on coming to your meeting on Thursday too.
    Judy Basso

  5. Larry

    hi I am a local writer in Kamloops a I am looking for a professional editor. Phone#250 828 6121 e.mail larjon@shaw.ca Cheers Larry Grant

  6. I am not sure if I am a member now? Please let me know and the fee/check who I am to send it to. Thanks.
    Sterling Haynes

    • Hi Sterling, The new fee for membership is $35.00. We would appreciate it if you could acquire membership again, at one of our general meetings. We have one coming up on January 14th/ 2016 and always the second Thursday of the months that follow, excluding July and August. We meet at Chartwell RidgePointe, 1789 Primrose Court, Kamloops BC. If you would like to join another way you may send your check and please include your email address – to Interior Authors Group %Fern Hinse 28A, 1680 Westsyde Road Kamloops, BC, V2B 7B6. I do hope you heard about the two awards offered by the Schemenauers.


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