News & Events

Press Release
May. 7 2019
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the twenty-second annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2018 in the English language. The Award consists of cash prizes... Read More
Press Release
Apr. 25 2019
The following TWUC statement was sent today to Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Michael Tibollo. If you wish to voice your own concern about the cuts to Ontario library services, you can do so online at this petition. The Writers’ Union of... Read More
Event
Apr. 23 2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – 6:30pm Glad Day Bookshop499 Church Street, Toronto Readings by Paul Vermeersch, Andrew Gurza, Andrea Bain, Doyali Islam, with special guest speaker writer and editor Yilin Wang on “Submitting to Literary and Genre Magazines.” PWYC (suggested $3-$5) and features a Q&A ... Read More
Call for Applications
Feb. 27 2019
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, established in 1967, is one of the largest colleges in Canada. Humber College emphasizes a polytechnic style of education, which incorporates theoretical knowledge and hands-on, practical experience. For more information about Humber,... Read More
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

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