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Press Release
May. 7 2014
The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is saddened by the news of author Farley Mowat's passing, yesterday, at the age of 92. Mowat's writing career spanned five decades, and he was both inspiration and mentor to several generations of authors who followed on his success. Among a lifetime of literary... Read More
Apr. 24 2014
Toronto Public Library invites applications for the Fall 2014 Writer in Residence position. The residency has a focus on the short story and is designed to champion the joy of reading, foster an understanding of the craft of writing, and connect readers and authors. Applications are invited from... Read More
Apr. 22 2014
A memorial gathering in honour of TWUC founding member Heather Robertson has been arranged by Heather’s longtime friends and colleagues Elaine Dewar and Erna Paris, in cooperation with Andrew Marshall, Heather’s husband. Representatives of The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC), the Professional... Read More
Press Release
Apr. 17 2014
Writers Worldwide Support Latest Appeal in Google Books Case– Canadian authors sign on as “friends of the court” –  Last week, the Authors Guild (AG) filed an appeal to the US Court of Appeals in their ongoing fight against Google’s book-scanning project... Read More
Mar. 26 2014
Many Canadian colleges and universities are copying and using massive amounts of published work without paying for it or even informing the writers and publishers. The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) and the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) wondered how those schools would feel if... Read More
Mar. 25 2014
Edna Staebler Laurier Writer-in-Residence: call for applicants   WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Arts is seeking submissions from Canadian writers for the Edna Staebler Laurier Writer-in-Residence position for Winter 2015. The writer-in-residence will receive $25,000 for a three-... Read More
Mar. 12 2014
Canadian Copyright Institute releases A Fair and Better Way Forward   March 11, 2014 - The Canadian Copyright Institute today released A Fair and Better Way Forward, an analysis and policy statement outlining how some changes to Canada’s Copyright Act are resulting... Read More
Press Release
Mar. 3 2014
Writers' Union of Canada Members Vote to Admit Qualified Self-Published Authors Referendum requiring a 2/3 majority vote passes  With a large majority, members of The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) voted in favour of opening membership in the Union to professional, self-published authors... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 20 2014
Scientist Eric Marshall and Journalist Chris Turner are Joint Recipients of the 2014 Freedom to Read Award This year's award calls attention to recent library closings   The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) recognizes the work and accomplishments of scientist Eric Marshall... Read More
Jan. 20 2014
Writer-in-Residence: Call for Applications September 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015 Residency Regina Public Library invites applications from Canadian Creative Writers for the position of Writer-in-Residence. The successful candidate will work with the public through individual consultations, community/... Read More