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Press Release
Jun. 5 2019
After well over a year of intensive study and testimony during the copyright review, Canada’s Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) has released its report. While confirming what we know from the courts, the Copyright Board, and the Heritage committee — that there is a... Read More
Press Release
May. 28 2019
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Sheilagh Guy Murphy has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 26th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “Lost: My Immortal Soul.” In addition, the Union will... Read More
Press Release
May. 28 2019
HALIFAX – The Writers’ Union of Canada announced this evening that Carrianne Leung is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 22nd annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2018 in the... Read More
Event
May. 22 2019
Guernica Editions in collaboration with the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia and Bookmark Halifax presents: An Evening of Poetry and Prose Join Guernica Editions and the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia for a night of new readings from George Elliott Clarke, Michael Mirolla, Giovanna Riccio,... Read More
Press Release
May. 16 2019
The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage yesterday released its long-awaited report on artist remuneration, as part of Parliament’s Statutory Review of the Copyright Act. Titled Shifting Paradigms, the report makes twenty-two key recommendations focused on strengthening the... Read More
Press Release
May. 7 2019
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the twenty-second annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2018 in the English language. The Award consists of cash prizes... Read More
Press Release
Apr. 25 2019
The following TWUC statement was sent today to Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Michael Tibollo. If you wish to voice your own concern about the cuts to Ontario library services, you can do so online at this petition. The Writers’ Union of... Read More
Event
Apr. 23 2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – 6:30pm Glad Day Bookshop499 Church Street, Toronto Readings by Paul Vermeersch, Andrew Gurza, Andrea Bain, Doyali Islam, with special guest speaker writer and editor Yilin Wang on “Submitting to Literary and Genre Magazines.” PWYC (suggested $3-$5) and features a Q&A ... Read More
Call for Applications
Feb. 27 2019
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, established in 1967, is one of the largest colleges in Canada. Humber College emphasizes a polytechnic style of education, which incorporates theoretical knowledge and hands-on, practical experience. For more information about Humber,... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 27 2019
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to announce that Jael Richardson and the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) share the 2019 Freedom to Read Award. The award is presented annually by TWUC in recognition of work that is passionately supportive of the freedom to read, and free... Read More

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