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Press Release
Nov. 14 2017
The Writers’ Union of Canada and the Gleed family are pleased to announce the jury for the $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award, Canada’s pre-eminent award for the best first Canadian collection of short fiction in the English language, now celebrating its 21st year. This year’s jury comprises... Read More
Call for Applications
Oct. 31 2017
The Writers’ Union of Canada is seeking an experienced equity professional to work in collaboration with Writers’ Union staff, National Council, and members to assist with the implementation of the Union’s Equity Implementation Plan including outreach to potential members. In keeping with the Union... Read More
Call for Applications
Oct. 30 2017
The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild will be holding a Winter Retreat for established and practicing writers and artists who are able to work independently at St Peter’s Abbey February 2-23, 2018, This community retreat offered for writers and artists from Saskatchewan and other parts of Canada, and... Read More
Oct. 30 2017
To mark the centenary of the birth of famed Canadian poet Al Purdy, his long-time publisher is calling for submissions for a 2018 anthology of poems written in tribute to the author. Purdy, who died in 2000, wrote more than three dozen collections of poems, two memoirs, a novel, and a number of... Read More
Event
Oct. 30 2017
Brockton Writers Series Literary Reading Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Glad Day Bookshop 499 Church St., Toronto Featuring Dorothy Ellen Palmer, Spencer Butt, Jia Qing Wilson-Yang and Puneet Dutt, with special guest speaker Heidi Reimer on “How to Write a Novel in 10 Years: Total... Read More
Call for Applications
Sep. 27 2017
The Writers’ Union of Canada is seeking an Editor for its quarterly member-magazine Write. The position is open to members of TWUC (with the exception of those members on National Council and/or the Write Editorial Board) as well as... Read More
Sep. 8 2017
The following information is forwarded to The Writers’ Union of Canada by Copibec, Quebec’s collective copyright licensing agency, as part of their class action lawsuit against Université Laval.  Copibec’s class action against Université Laval – Notice to members... Read More
Event
Aug. 30 2017
Brockton Writers Series presents readings by: Fathima Cader 
Nancy Kay Clark
 Saidah Vassell
 Drew Hayden Taylor with special guest speaker Kerry Clare, blogger & novelist, on "From Blog to Book: A Work in Process" AT: Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., TorontoStarting at: 6:30 p.m.The reading ... Read More
Press Release
Aug. 3 2017
York University to Appeal Unequivocal Ruling on Its Copying Practices August 3, 2017 – The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is committed to working with educators and students toward a respectful new agreement on educational copying, despite York University’s recent announcement that they will... Read More
Call for Applications
Jul. 24 2017
Saskatchewan Book Awards is looking for jury members for the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards. Eligible jury members include authors (of at least 2 published books), publishing professionals, professors, and librarians. Jury members must reside outside of Saskatchewan. Jury members will read the books... Read More

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