News & Events

Press Release
Dec. 11 2013
The Universities of Toronto and Western Ontario Refuse to Pay for Copies  Vast Quantities of Canadian Writing Now Claimed For Free   The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is extremely disappointed at the termination of collective licensing negotiations between the University of Toronto, the... Read More
Dec. 3 2013
Writer in Residence Position – Aboriginal experienceNorth York Central Library, March  – June 2015Remuneration: $16,000 for four-month term Toronto Public Library invites applications for the Spring 2015 Writer in Residence position.  The residency is designed to champion the joy... Read More
Nov. 26 2013
MCMASTER UNIVERSITY in partnership with the HAMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARYMabel Pugh Taylor WRITER IN RESIDENCE POSITION September 1, 2014-April 30, 2015/September 1, 2015- April 30, 2016/September 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017 The Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster... Read More
Press Release
Nov. 21 2013
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 17th year. This year’s jury is comprised of... Read More
Press Release
Nov. 19 2013
The Writers’ Union of Canada Supports Action to Protect the Value of Books – Quebec Writers, Publishers and Booksellers Demand Price Protections – NOVEMBER 19, 2013 - Members of The Writers Union of Canada’s sister organization, the... Read More
Nov. 18 2013
MEMORIAL UNIVERSITYDEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATUREAUTHOR RESIDENCY The Department of English invites applications for an Author Residency for Fall Semester 2014 or Winter Semester 2015, subject to the availability of matching funding from the Canada Council and... Read More
Nov. 12 2013
Writer in Residence Applications Published authors are being invited to apply for the 2014-2015 Haig-Brown House Writer in Residence position.  The residency entails spending the winter months (or a portion thereof) living in the Haig-Brown Heritage House, which is under the management of the... Read More
Oct. 22 2013
CDWP Seeks 2015-16 Canadian Writer-in-Residence The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program will consider all applications received or postmarked by January 31, 2014. The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program encourages submissions from promising Canadian writers... Read More
Press Release
Oct. 10 2013
Alice Munro Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature – Writers’ Union founding member to receive her award in December – October 10, 2013 - The Writers’ Union of Canada is thrilled at the news today of Alice Munro being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature... Read More
Sep. 18 2013
Join TWUC for an unforgettable night at Harbourfront in Toronto! The International Festival of Authors weekly reading series presents: The Writers' Union of Canada Showcase! When: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 7:30PM Where: Harbourfront Centre... Read More