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.



25 Apr

2:00 pm ET
11:00 am PT

The State of Publishing in Canada

A dialogue on the current trends, challenges, and what the future holds for Canadian publishing.

Member Announcement

Apr. 2 2024

Keiko Honda

Monday May 13th, 2024 @ 6:30PM - 8:00PM Flying Books: 784 College St (map) Caitlin Press and Flying Books cordially invite you to join us in celebrating the launch of Keiko Honda's Accidental Blooms. Keiko's memoir was among the 46 works of Canadian nonfiction selected to be read in fall 2023 by…

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