The Friends of The Malahat

For Lovers of the Written Word

Annual Membership: $45
Join Friends now!

The Friends of The Malahat is a group to bring together lovers of the written word in the Victoria area.

Friendship includes:

  • Discounted full pass (which includes renewal of Friends membership) to our annual spring symposium, WordsThaw
  • Jay Ruzesky illustration
  • A FREE Malahat author portrait (by local artist, Chelsea Rushton) upon joining
  • A one-year subscription to The Malahat Review
  • One FREE Malahat theme issue (choose from Reviewing #144; A Tribute to Robin Skelton #160; The Green Imagination #165; or Lorna Crozier, Patrick Lane, and Aesthetic Kinship #170; East-West Coast Writing #180; At Home in Translation #188)
  • Malahat lite e-newsletter delivered monthly to your inbox
  • A 10% discount at Renaissance Books (a fabulous used book store at 14 Bastion Square in Victoria)
  • Discounted subscriptions to select literary magazines across the country: Arc Poetry, The Fiddlehead, and EVENT
  • Discounted membership to Open Space Arts Society in Victoria (Friends of The Malahat pay $25; a $5 discount from their regular membership fee)
  • Discounts on art cards by local artist Chelsea Rushton
  • Opportunities to interact with fellow readers and writers, new and established
  • New benefits are always being added

1-Year Membership: $45 (GST included)
2-Year Membership: $80 (GST included)

Sign up or Renew Friends Membership:

Purchase by Mail: Download our printable sign-up form (Acrobat reader required).

Purchase Online:

When you check out, please be sure to complete the Shipping or Gift Address with the recipient's name and address. We'll send the recipient a notification of your gift along with a membership package.

If you have any questions, please contact us. Phone: (250) 721-8524 | Email:

Meet Some of our Friends


Brent Schaus

Brent Schaus (podcast)



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May 8, 2018

Far Horizons
Award for Poetry

Aug 1, 2018

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize

Nov 1, 2018

Open Season Awards

Feb 1, 2019

Long Poem Prize


P. K. Page: A Tribute


Antigonish Poetry and Fiction Contests 2018

Palimpsest Press

PEN America Anthology

UVic Alumni Card