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Jan. 16 2014
Canadian Authors Concerned About Mass Surveillance International discussion of online spying unsettling to researchers and writers   Following international discussion of online spying and mass surveillance, The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) recently polled its members... Read More
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Jan. 9 2014
Are Library Closings Damaging Canada’s Collective Memory?Canada’s authors deeply concerned about the loss of valuable research collections The Writers’ Union of Canada is watching with increasing alarm media reports about the closing of federally established research... Read More
Jan. 8 2014
WRITER IN RESIDENCE - CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Looking for a setting to inspire? Spend four months writing in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, home to a remarkable natural environment and a lively cultural community. For 16 weeks beginning in August 2014 and finishing... Read More
Jan. 6 2014
The Banff Centre is the largest arts and creativity incubator on the planet. Over 8,000 artists, leaders, and researchers from across Canada and around the world participate in programs at The Banff Centre every year. Through its multidisciplinary programming, The Banff Centre provides participants... Read More
Press Release
Dec. 12 2013
THE WRITERS' UNION OF CANADA ANNOUNCES 21st ANNUAL SHORT PROSE COMPETITION FOR DEVELOPING WRITERS   The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to launch its 21st Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, which invites writers to submit a piece of fiction or non-fiction of up to 2,500... Read More
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Dec. 11 2013
The Universities of Toronto and Western Ontario Refuse to Pay for Copies  Vast Quantities of Canadian Writing Now Claimed For Free   The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is extremely disappointed at the termination of collective licensing negotiations between the University of Toronto, the... Read More
Dec. 3 2013
Writer in Residence Position – Aboriginal experienceNorth York Central Library, March  – June 2015Remuneration: $16,000 for four-month term Toronto Public Library invites applications for the Spring 2015 Writer in Residence position.  The residency is designed to champion the joy... Read More
Nov. 26 2013
MCMASTER UNIVERSITY in partnership with the HAMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARYMabel Pugh Taylor WRITER IN RESIDENCE POSITION September 1, 2014-April 30, 2015/September 1, 2015- April 30, 2016/September 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017 The Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster... Read More
Press Release
Nov. 21 2013
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 17th year. This year’s jury is comprised of... Read More
Press Release
Nov. 19 2013
The Writers’ Union of Canada Supports Action to Protect the Value of Books – Quebec Writers, Publishers and Booksellers Demand Price Protections – NOVEMBER 19, 2013 - Members of The Writers Union of Canada’s sister organization, the... Read More