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Jun. 11 2013
WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2012 DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD   Toronto, June 11, 2013 The Writers’ Union of Canada announced today that Rebecca Lee is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 16th annual Danuta Gleed... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 3 2013
 The Writers' Union of Canada Votes to Consider Self-Publishing as a Professional Credit Referendum on Membership Criteria to be Held Ottawa, June 1, 2013 – In a unanimous vote, members of The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) attending their 40th Anniversary annual general meeting... Read More
May. 27 2013
The Ontario Arts Council is a publicly funded arm’s-length agency of Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.  OAC’s primary purpose is to award grants to Ontario professional artists and arts organizations. LITERATURE OFFICER5 Year Renewable TermSalary Range: $62... Read More
May. 22 2013
Join TWUC members Brian Dedora, Sonja Greckol, Maureen Hunes, Elizabeth Ruth, and more for a night of Lorca inspired readings! When: Tuesday June 4, 2013 at 7pmWhere: Library, Hart House, University of TorontoWho: Hosted by Ronna Bloom from U of T'... Read More
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May. 21 2013
19-YEAR-OLD CHLOE HOGAN-WEIHMANN’S “NIGHT CAFÉ” WINS $2,500 CASH PRIZE – WRITERS’ UNION OF CANADA’S 20TH ANNUAL SHORT PROSE COMPETITION Toronto, May 21, 2013 - The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Chloe Hogan-Weihmann has won... Read More
May. 20 2013
In the Winter 2013 issue of Write Magazine, TWUC member and intellectual property lawyer, Jeananne Kathol Kirwin, provided TWUC members with a detailed update of the state of creator copyright in Canada, including reference to the Copyright Modernization Act and recent Supreme Court decisions. Ms.... Read More
Press Release
May. 14 2013
Toronto, May 13, 2013 – The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the sixteenth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian author... Read More
Apr. 2 2013
The Literature Section of the Toronto Heliconian Club seeks to appoint a writer-in-residence for a one year period. Desirable applicants are women at the beginning or mid-point of a career in writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), editing or journalism.A writer-in-residence will be expected to... Read More
Mar. 27 2013
In October, 2012, Vancouver-based D&M Publishers Inc. filed a Notice of Intention to Make a Proposal under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.  We have since then made reports to members as the company struggled to put together a plan that could see this important publisher survive in some form... Read More
Press Release
Mar. 20 2013
  Chilling “Code of Conduct” at Library and Archives Canada Canada’s Authors Stand WithFederal Library Workers   For immediate release  Toronto, March 20, 2013 – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) joins several other organizations, including the ... Read More