News & Events

May. 15 2017
The Writers’ Union of Canada National Council and staff, in communication with our established Equity Task Force, are working to clarify steps forward for the Union as a result of the ongoing controversy begun with the latest issue of Write magazine. We wish to repeat our apology for a... Read More
May. 15 2017
The Writers’ Union of Canada’s Equity Task Force released a statement regarding the Spring 2017 issue of Write magazine. The Equity Task Force has asked TWUC to make the statement available on the Union’s website. The statement can be read here. Read More
Press Release
May. 10 2017
The Writers' Union of Canada deeply regrets the pain and offence caused by an opinion article in our member publication, Write magazine. The Writer’s Prompt piece offended and hurt readers, contributors to the magazine and members of the editorial board. We apologize unequivocally. We are... Read More
Press Release
May. 2 2017
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the twentieth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2016 in the English language.  The Award consists of cash prizes for... Read More
Event
Apr. 27 2017
One of Geist's all-time most popular writing workshops! Life writing — What does it mean to write from life? What part of life do I write about? Which parts are worth writing about? And how will my mother — or anyone I'm close to — react after reading it? This workshop is for you, if: you are... Read More
Event
Apr. 27 2017
Want your work read by a wider audience? Want to get noticed by the right publishers for your work? Want to make connections with the literary community? This workshop will help you understand and develop digital marketing tools to enhance your online presence. You will learn the skills needed to... Read More
Call for Applications
Apr. 25 2017
Do you write and illustrate graphic novels? Vancouver, British Columbia, is the perfect setting for working on your next illustrated masterpiece. Spend the coziest days of the year surrounded by snowy mountain peaks and crisp water vistas while ensconced in a beautiful library full of surprises and... Read More
Contest
Apr. 25 2017
CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers), in partnership with The Writers' Union of Canada, is pleased to accept entries by unpublished writers for the 20th annual Writing for Children Competition. The deadline for entries is June 30, 2017. Two winners will be... Read More
Event
Apr. 20 2017
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 – 6:30pm Brockton Writers Series presents: Ayesha Chatterjee, Mary Lou Dickinson, Ian Keteku, Gregory Scofield,and special guest speaker poet Hoa Nguyen, discussing creativity ATGlad Day Bookshop499 Church St., Toronto For more info: https://brocktonwritersseries.... Read More
Call for Applications
Apr. 19 2017
Writers in all genres — and artists, too — are invited to apply to attend one week or more at the Saskatchewan Writers Guild's Summer Writers and Artists Retreat, to be held this July at the picturesque St. Peter's Abbey in Muenster, Saskatchewan. The retreats will run from June 30 to July 28, 2017... Read More

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