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Feb. 26 2013
All TWUC members in good standing who need to travel a significant distance to the AGM are eligible for a travel... Read More
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Feb. 15 2013
Canada’s Writers Honour Children’s Book Publisher, Patsy Aldana  Freedom to Read Award Given for Courageous Publishing     For immediate release Toronto, February 15, 2013 – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) recognizes the courageous work of children’s book... Read More
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Jan. 29 2013
The Writers’ Union of Canada regrets the recent loss of books coverage in The Globe and Mail For immediate release Toronto, January 29, 2013 – The recent news that books coverage in The Globe and Mail will be further reduced has... Read More
Jan. 28 2013
WATERLOO – Author Alissa York will be visiting Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo and Brantford campusesand Kitchener location as the university’s writer-in-residence. York will visit Laurier’s Waterloo campus Feb. 25, 26 and March 1 to discuss her work, and talk to students and faculty about... Read More
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Dec. 7 2012
The effort to use Canadian writing for free is clearly not fair   For immediate release Toronto, December 7, 2012 – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is asking for a forthright conversation with Canada’s... Read More
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Dec. 7 2012
  The Writers’ Union of Canada and John Gleed 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 16th year. This year’s jury is comprised of... Read More
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Dec. 4 2012
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to launch its 20th Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, which invites writers to submit a piece of fiction or non-fiction of up to 2,500 words in the English language that has not previously been published in any format. A... Read More
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Nov. 19 2012
The National Reading Campaign has launched a massive national strategy to raise the profile of reading for pleasure among Canadians. “What did you read today?” is a public awareness campaign created by a coalition of librarians, educators, booksellers, publishers, readers and writers to help make... Read More
Oct. 25 2012
The Writers’ Union of Canada announces new Executive Director John Degen to follow Kelly Duffin as ED of Canada’s largest writers’ organization For immediate release Toronto, October 25, 2012 – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to announce that John Degen,... Read More
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Oct. 23 2012
For immediate release Canada’s Writers Saddened at Douglas & McIntyre Announcement – The Writers’ Union of Canada concerned for the future of independent publishing in Canada – Toronto, October 23, 2012 – It is with great sadness that The Writers’ Union of Canada notes that Douglas &... Read More

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