News & Events

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
Feb. 20 2020
Brockton Writers Series Literary Readings Wednesday, March 11, 20206:30 pmGlad Day Bookshop499 Church St., Toronto Pay What You Can Literary readings by author Armand Garnet Ruffo, poet Cristina Rizzuto, short-story collection Anuja Varghese and novelist Nora Gold, with guest speaker Marina... Read More
Press Release
Jan. 8 2020
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to officially launch a new set of membership criteria, expanded to recognize and respect the many ways authors learn and develop their craft, and to reflect the many forms of literary expression practiced by today’s authors. More writers than ever... Read More
Press Release
Dec. 12 2019
Ottawa — The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) welcomes a recent ruling from the Copyright Board of Canada, which set rates for the large amount of copying done by post-secondary institutions in Canada between 2011 and 2017. “TWUC participated in the Copyright Board hearings leading to this decision... Read More
Press Release
Dec. 3 2019
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) calls on the new federal government to act immediately with repairs to a broken marketplace for Canadian books. Recent reports[i] indicate a 50% drop in sales for Canadian-authored books, only a 7% rate of borrowing of Canadian books from libraries, and a 78%... Read More
Call for Applications
Nov. 25 2019
The Writers' Union of Canada invites submissions to its 27th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers. Unpublished works of fiction and nonfiction up to 2,500 words in English are eligible, and writers may submit multiple entries. A $2,500 prize will be awarded to the... Read More
Press Release
Nov. 11 2019
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 23rd year. This year’s jury comprises... Read More
Nov. 5 2019
Brockton Writers Series Glad Day Bookshop499 Church Street, Toronto Wednesday, Nov. 13 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Our 10th Anniversary Event! Literary readings by Andrea Thompson, Deepa Rajagopalan, Mary Rykov, Mugabi Byenkya, with special guest speaker Catalina Fellay-Dunbar,  Dance and Literary Grants... Read More
Call for Applications
Oct. 25 2019
The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2020. Requirements include: graduate degree (MFA in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a post-graduate degree and... Read More
Sep. 18 2019
Graeme Gibson at the 2013 TWUC AGM in Ottawa. The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is deeply saddened by the news of Graeme Gibson’s passing. Mr. Gibson died this morning in London, England where he was accompanying his partner, Margaret Atwood, on a book tour. He was 85 years old. Gibson was the... Read More