News & Events

Press Release
Nov. 11 2019
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 23rd year. This year’s jury comprises... Read More
Event
Nov. 5 2019
Brockton Writers Series Glad Day Bookshop499 Church Street, Toronto Wednesday, Nov. 13 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Our 10th Anniversary Event! Literary readings by Andrea Thompson, Deepa Rajagopalan, Mary Rykov, Mugabi Byenkya, with special guest speaker Catalina Fellay-Dunbar,  Dance and Literary Grants... Read More
Call for Applications
Oct. 25 2019
The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2020. Requirements include: graduate degree (MFA in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a post-graduate degree and... Read More
Sep. 18 2019
Graeme Gibson at the 2013 TWUC AGM in Ottawa. The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is deeply saddened by the news of Graeme Gibson’s passing. Mr. Gibson died this morning in London, England where he was accompanying his partner, Margaret Atwood, on a book tour. He was 85 years old. Gibson was the... Read More
Call for Applications
Sep. 13 2019
The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2020. Requirements include: graduate degree (MFA in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a post-graduate degree and... Read More
Call for Applications
Sep. 13 2019
The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor to begin July 1, 2020. The ideal candidate must provide evidence of expertise in or potential for educational leadership, and have experience teaching... Read More
Sep. 12 2019
The federal election will be held on Monday, October 21. Follow this link to the Elections Canada webpage for all of your riding and voting information. The Writers' Union of Canada is approaching the 2019 federal election with the goal of ensuring a properly protected and well-funded cultural... Read More
Call for Applications
Aug. 27 2019
MCMASTER UNIVERSITY in partnership with the HAMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARYMabel Pugh Taylor WRITER IN RESIDENCE POSITIONSeptember 1, 2020-April 30, 2021/September 1, 2021-April 30, 2022/September 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023 The Department of English & Cultural Studies at McMaster... Read More
Event
Aug. 15 2019
Writers of all levels are invited to learn the dos and don’ts of navigating the public funding landscape and tips on writing a persuasive grant proposal. Panelist include Jacqueline Steudler (Nova Scotia Talent Trust), Lauren Williams (Arts Nova Scotia), and Stephanie Azoulay (Canada Council for... Read More
Event
Aug. 14 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – 6:30pm Literary readings by: Catherine Hernandez, Anubha Mehta, Téa Mutonji, and Charlene Challenger with special guest speaker playwright Rosamund Small speaking on collaboration on playwriting Glad Day Bookshop499 Church Street, Toronto PWYC (suggested $3-$5) and... Read More

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