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)