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Press Release
Jun. 24 2020
The Writers’ Union of Canada announced today that Zalika Reid-Benta is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 23rd annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2019 in the English language.  Of... Read More
Call for Applications
Jun. 17 2020
The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Creative Nonfiction, starting September 1, 2020, for one year with a possible renewal to three years. The successful applicant will be required to teach 24 credits (i.e.,... Read More
Jun. 2 2020
TWUC condemns the systemic racism brought once again to the forefront by the tragic racial violence aimed at Black people in North America. We share the anguish of our members directly affected by these events. Acts of anti-Black racism have sparked outrage and protest action in our communities,... Read More
Press Release
Apr. 30 2020
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the twenty-third annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2019 in the English language. The Award consists of cash prizes... Read More
Press Release
Apr. 30 2020
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) calls on the federal government to immediately implement Heritage Committee recommendations designed to repair the marketplace for Canadian creativity. Last week’s Federal Court of Appeal decision in legal action between Access Copyright and York University... Read More
Press Release
Apr. 22 2020
On this World Book and Copyright Day, The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is proud to support a joint public statement from the world’s writing and publishing community urging “governments all over the world to recognize, support and celebrate the importance of books, learning... Read More
Mar. 30 2020
Writing organizations and sponsor join together to support authors Today the Writers’ Trust of Canada and The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) announced the creation of the Canadian Writers’ Emergency Relief Fund to provide support to professional authors financially affected by... Read More
Mar. 25 2020
We are living in extraordinarily challenging times. The safety of our members, volunteers, and staff continue to be our priority. The Union is working to ensure we can continue to provide support and guidance to our members. We have been hosting numerous meetings with government, funding bodies,... Read More
Mar. 17 2020
A notice to TWUC members:  Our first priority is the safety and health of our members, your loved ones, and the vulnerable in your communities. Please follow all government and health authority direction on reducing the spread of COVID-19. Cancelled cultural events, the suspension... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 21 2020
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to announce that author Ivan Coyote is the recipient of the 2020 Freedom to Read Award. The award is presented annually by TWUC in recognition of work that is passionately supportive of the freedom to read. Past recipients include... Read More

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