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Press Release
Jun. 7 2022
A new author census continues the conversation on diversity in the publishing industry. Representation, recognition, identity all factor in literary careers. The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) has released Diversity in Canadian Writing: A 2020-2021 Snapshot... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 1 2022
The Writers’ Union of Canada announced today that Arnolda Dufour Bowes is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 25th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2021 in the English language.... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 1 2022
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Christina Brobby has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 29th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “Moon in Fragments.” In addition, the... Read More
Call for Applications
May. 2 2022
This virtual conference for Black, Indigenous, and racialized emerging writers is your chance to connect with industry professionals, established authors, and fellow emerging writers — all in one place! Presented by The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) and the League of Canadian Poets (LCP), BIPOC... Read More
Press Release
Apr. 27 2022
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the 25th annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2021 in the English language. The Award consists of cash prizes for the... Read More
Press Release
Apr. 8 2022
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) congratulates Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, and the federal government on delivering a progressive budget that recognizes the unique recovery and sustainability needs of the arts and culture sector in Canada. TWUC’s pre-budget recommendations to... Read More
Mar. 8 2022
The Writers’ Union of Canada joins with our colleagues at the International Authors Forum to express solidarity with the National Writers' Union of Ukraine, and all writers facing aggression and violent conflict throughout the world. We stand with the writers of Ukraine fighting for the freedom of... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 17 2022
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to announce that Toronto bookseller, community builder, and event coordinator Anjula Gogia is the recipient of the 2022 Freedom to Read Award. The award is presented annually by TWUC in recognition of work that is passionately... Read More
Call for Applications
Feb. 14 2022
The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) 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 non-members. This is a part-time contract position... Read More
Jan. 4 2022
It is with great sadness we inform you of the passing of Richard King, Montreal author, broadcaster, bookseller, and TWUC’s current Treasurer. Richard provided brilliant financial and strategic leadership to the Union over the last two challenging years, recommending and authorizing the emergency... Read More

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