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Press Release
Nov. 25 2021
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased at the news that journalists Amber Bracken and Michael Toledano have been released from custody in British Columbia. TWUC joins with other organizations in expressing grave concern over their initial arrests and the ongoing contempt charges filed... Read More
Press Release
Nov. 1 2021
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 25th year. This year’s jury comprises... Read More
Press Release
Aug. 4 2021
Supreme Court Declines to Meaningfully Decide Key Educational Copying Case After a decade of market failure for Canadian writers, and a Federal Court decision featuring overwhelming evidence of illicit copying, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has declined to uphold creator... Read More
Jul. 1 2021
The horrific legacy of abuse and death in Canada’s Residential School (IRS) system has been thoroughly documented, and was the focus of 2015’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission Report. That report details cemeteries and graveyards attached to residential schools, and provides the impetus for... Read More
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

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