Bookseller & Event Coordinator Anjula Gogia Wins Freedom to Read Award

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

Writers Denounce Arrest of Journalists

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… Read More

Jury Announced and Call for Submissions Issued for the 25th Annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award

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… Read More

Mirabelle Chiderah Harris-Eze’s dark Wins $2,500 Prize – Short Prose Competition

Sep 10, 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,… Read More

Applications Open for Edna Staebler Laurier Writer-in-Residence Winter 2022 (Virtual)

Sep 10, 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,… Read More

UBC Creative Writing: Adjunct Professor(s) in Writing for Television and Writing for the Stage

Sep 10, 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… Read More

Job Opportunity: Communications & Projects Coordinator

Sep 10, 2021

About The Writers’ Union of Canada: The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is the national organization of professionally published writers. TWUC was founded in 1973 to work with governments, publishers, booksellers, and readers to improve the conditions of Canadian… Read More

Short List Announced for the 2020 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

Sep 10, 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… Read More

TWUC Welcomes Federal Budget Measures for Canadian Books

Sep 10, 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.… Read More

UBC Creative Writing: Lecturer in Writing for Children and Young Adults

Sep 10, 2021

The UBC School of Creative Writing seeks an exceptional teacher of Writing for Children and Young Adults to fill a Lecturer position commencing as early as July 1, 2021. The teaching load for this position is 24 credits (eight 3-credit courses) per year, ranging from large… Read More