The national organization of
professionally published writers.

FREEDOM TO READ AWARD

In celebration of Freedom to Read Week, TWUC is pleased to announce that author and journalist Brandi Morin is the recipient of the 2024 Freedom to Read Award.

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Getting published

Finished your first manuscript? Part way through a promising work-in-progress? Have a great idea for a story? Getting published can be a challenge, but TWUC is here to help. Read our free Getting Published FAQs to understand your next steps.
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Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood
Novelist, Poet, Essayist (Photo credit: Luis Mora)
The results of forming the Union have been much greater than expected. All writers in Canada have benefited.

HOW TWUC SUPPORTS OUR MEMBERS

  • Powerful advocacy in support of writers’ rights
  • Connection with a community of professional writers across the country
  • Increased income opportunities through public and school readings programs
  • Free professional development resources and how-to guides
  • Be paid to mentor, or be mentored by, another writer through the Union's Mentorship Microgrants
  • Access to dedicated staff for contract advice and grievance assistance
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Upcoming Webinars

The Writers' Union of Canada presents webinars on a range of craft and business topics for writers. All TWUC webinars are closed captioned. Learn more about accessibility at the Union. The following webinars are open to the public; members of the Union can find special member-exclusive webinars and recordings in the TWUC Member Portal.



23 Feb

2:00 pm ET
11:00 am PT

In Conversation with 2023 Freedom to Read Award Winner Farzana Doctor

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week with The Writers' Union of Canada!

Member Announcement

Jan. 30 2024

Please join Actor/writer Shelley Thompson for a reading from ROAR and discussion with Ronnie Ali (LGBTQ2SP+ Inclusion specialist, counsellor/therapist) at  Queen Books on the 1st of Feb at 6 PM and ad Glad Day Books on the 4th of Feb, 6 PM.

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