Canadian Festivals and Reading Series

Canadian Literary Festivals and Reading Series are eligible to apply for funding through the Union's National Public Readings Program. Through this program, The Writers’ Union of Canada supports organizations across Canada that are hosting public author readings by providing payment for the author's reading fee and some travel expenses. This program is only open to authors who are members of the Union.

Members of the Union can access further information about other writer's resources and writing organizations in the Member's Only section – Members must be logged on to access this page.

Have we missed a festival or reading series? Please email us the name of the festival, the city and province it takes place in, and its website, and we will happily add it to the list. Thank you!



British Columbia






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Nova Scotia


New Brunswick


Newfoundland and Labrador


Prince Edward Island