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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
Event
Feb. 22 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – 6:30 pm Glad Day Bookshop499 Church Street, TorontoPAY WHAT YOU CAN (suggested $3-$5)  Literary readings by Daniel Perry, Kim Moritsugu, Jim Nason and Aparna Kaji Shah; with special guest speaker novelist and comedy TV writer Zoe Whittall on “Talking TV and Prose.”... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 13 2019
Unauthorized “Controlled Digital Lending” is a violation of authors’ rights. The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) has joined with 36 other creator, publisher, and agent groups in an international movement against the unauthorized practice of “controlled digital lending.” The coalition is... Read More
Press Release
Jan. 23 2019
Unlicensed lending of scanned books violates authors’ rights, and damages the marketplace.   The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) joins with our partner organizations, the U.S. Authors Guild (AG), the U.K.’s Society of Authors (SoA), and the International Authors Forum (IAF) in strongly... Read More
Event
Dec. 17 2018
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm Glad Day Bookshop499 Church Street, Toronto Readers:  poet Jim Nason; novelist Anubha Mehta; feminist activist, journalist and former President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women Judy Rebick; curator and writer Vicky Moufawad-Paul; with guest... Read More
Contest
Dec. 5 2018
The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to launch its 26th Annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, which invites Canadian writers to submit a piece of fiction or nonfiction of up to 2,500 words. A $2,500 prize will be awarded to the winner, and the entries of the winner and... Read More
Nov. 22 2018
TWUC Chair Eric Enno Tamm testified to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage regarding remuneration models for artists and creative industries on November 22, 2018. Good morning, and thank you for the invitation to present on behalf The Writers' Union of Canada. Our organization... Read More
Nov. 20 2018
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 22nd year. This year’s jury comprises... Read More
Event
Oct. 25 2018
Writers of all levels are invited to learn the dos and don'ts of navigating the public funding landscape with representatives from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts.   Meet Stephanie Azoulay (Program Officer, Literature, Explore & Create, Canada... Read More
Event
Oct. 23 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – 6:30pm Glad Day Bookshop499 Church Street, Toronto The reading is PWYC (suggested $3-$5) and features a Q&A with the writers afterward. Books and refreshments are available for sale. Venue is accessible. Literary readings by: Rocco de Giacomo Priya Ramsingh... Read More

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