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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
Sep. 13 2013
On September 11th, 2013, the University of British Columbia sent a broadcast email to its entire community announcing "the price of course packs created and sold through the UBC Bookstore has been reduced by an average of 33 percent..." This cost reduction is in large part the result of new copying... Read More
Sep. 4 2013
2013 Alumni Recognition Awards   Rudy Wiebe, an award-winning author who has made tremendous contributions to Canadian literature, will be honoured on September 25, 2013 with a University of Alberta Alumni Honour Award. This award recognizes the significant contributions made over... Read More
Aug. 28 2013
About the Canada Council for the Arts Join our team and play a role in supporting Canadian creativity. The Canada Council is a dynamic, highly-respected national agency with a mandate to promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts.  We offer... Read More
Aug. 2 2013
TWUC’s sister organization, the Manitoba Writers’ Guild was recently informed of provincial cuts to some very important Manitoba book prizes. On Friday, August 2, 2013, TWUC Chair, Dorris Heffron and Manitoba/Saskatchewan Representative Bob Armstrong sent the following letter to The Honourable Flor... Read More
Jul. 15 2013
The 2013 Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship @ Queen’s University Archives Application Deadline: 2 September 2013 It is with much pleasure that Queen's University Archives wishes to announce it is again offering The Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin... Read More
Jun. 19 2013
E writer in residence – Young Voices: creative writing with teensOff-site, Oct 26 – November 23, 2013Remuneration: $3,500 Toronto Public Library invites applications from creative writers for the Young Voices fall 2013 E Writer in Residence position. The residency is designed to... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 18 2013
For Immediate Release Canada’s Historical Information for Sale? – Library and Archives Canada digitization deal needs clarification –  Toronto, June 18, 2013 – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is calling on both Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 11 2013
Canada’s Writers Lose Another Potential Market for Books– McArthur & Co. closure leaves many questions unanswered – Toronto, June 11, 2013 – The Writers Union of Canada is extremely concerned for the authors whose work and rights were placed with McArthur &... Read More