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Press Release
May. 27 2021
The Writers’ Union of Canada announced today that Jack Wang is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 24th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2020 in the English language. Of Jack... Read More
Press Release
May. 27 2021
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Mirabelle Chiderah Harris-Eze has won the $2,500 prize for its 28th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece dark. In addition, the Union will... Read More
Call for Applications
May. 22 2021
Applications for a 10-week winter 2022 virtual residency, commencing Jan. 17, 2022, will be accepted as of June 14, 2021. The deadline for applications is July 30, 2021. WHO SHOULD APPLY? All Canadian writers of established literary reputation in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction or drama are... Read More
Call for Applications
May. 14 2021
The UBC School of Creative Writing invites applications for Adjunct Professor(s) to teach Writing for Television and/or Intermediate Writing for the Stage and Radio, beginning September 1, 2021. The qualified applicant(s) will teach CRWR 307 (3 credits) and/or CRWR 316 (3 credits) in Term 1.... Read More
Press Release
Apr. 22 2021
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the twenty-fourth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2020 in the English language. The Award consists of cash prizes... Read More
Press Release
Apr. 21 2021
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) welcomes the 2021 Federal Budget, and notes with appreciation both targeted measures for the books sector in Canada and the extension of recovery programs that have helped Canada’s cultural workers stay afloat during the pandemic. Unfortunately, the budget makes... Read More
Call for Applications
Apr. 15 2021
The UBC School of Creative Writing seeks an exceptional teacher of Writing for Children and Young Adults to fill a Lecturer position commencing as early as July 1, 2021. The teaching load for this position is 24 credits (eight 3-credit courses) per year, ranging from large open-enrolment lecture... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 18 2021
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to announce that Manitoba author David A. Robertson is the recipient of the 2021 Freedom to Read Award. The award is presented annually by TWUC in recognition of work that is passionately supportive of the freedom to read. Past... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 9 2021
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to receive clarification from the Prime Minister today on the issue of Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) eligibility. The threat of potential retroactive ineligibility and repayment of CERB benefits has caused a great deal of anxiety for self-... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 3 2021
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) joins its international and domestic colleagues in urging government to fully review the proposed sale of publishing house Simon & Schuster to the media giant Bertelsmann, parent company of Penguin Random House. Both publishing houses have operations in... Read More

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