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Press Release
Jun. 7 2017
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Barbara Black has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 24th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “His Invertebrate Existence.” In addition, the Union will... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 3 2017
VANCOUVER — The Writers’ Union of Canada announced this evening that Kris Bertin is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 20th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2016 in the English... Read More
May. 26 2017
The Writers’ Union of Canada publishes Write, a quarterly magazine, for our members and industry partners. The Spring 2017 issue was released in early May and highlighted Indigenous writers from across the country. The issue is filled with fine, challenging, and important writing, and we... Read More
May. 15 2017
The Writers’ Union of Canada National Council and staff, in communication with our established Equity Task Force, are working to clarify steps forward for the Union as a result of the ongoing controversy begun with the latest issue of Write magazine. We wish to repeat our apology for a... Read More
May. 15 2017
The Writers’ Union of Canada’s Equity Task Force released a statement regarding the Spring 2017 issue of Write magazine. The Equity Task Force has asked TWUC to make the statement available on the Union’s website. The statement can be read here. Read More
Press Release
May. 10 2017
The Writers' Union of Canada deeply regrets the pain and offence caused by an opinion article in our member publication, Write magazine. The Writer’s Prompt piece offended and hurt readers, contributors to the magazine and members of the editorial board. We apologize unequivocally. We are... Read More
Press Release
May. 2 2017
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the twentieth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2016 in the English language.  The Award consists of cash prizes... Read More
Event
Apr. 27 2017
One of Geist's all-time most popular writing workshops! Life writing — What does it mean to write from life? What part of life do I write about? Which parts are worth writing about? And how will my mother — or anyone I'm close to — react after reading it? This workshop is for you, if: you are... Read More
Event
Apr. 27 2017
Want your work read by a wider audience? Want to get noticed by the right publishers for your work? Want to make connections with the literary community? This workshop will help you understand and develop digital marketing tools to enhance your online presence. You will learn the skills needed to... Read More
Call for Applications
Apr. 25 2017
Do you write and illustrate graphic novels? Vancouver, British Columbia, is the perfect setting for working on your next illustrated masterpiece. Spend the coziest days of the year surrounded by snowy mountain peaks and crisp water vistas while ensconced in a beautiful library full of surprises... Read More

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