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Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Oct. 18 2012
  Since the summer, when the Copyright Modernization Act received Royal Assent and the Supreme Court of Canada issued decisions on two copyright cases on fair dealing, some voices in the media have given exaggerated, speculative advice to educational institutions as to the value and necessity of... Read More
Oct. 16 2012
40th Anniversary Chair’s Tour In celebration of our 40th year, we are gathering all across the country to talk about what it means to bea Canadian writer today. Hear the latest onCopyright • eBooks • Library & Archives Canada • PLR •the new Digital Landscape Share your views,... Read More
Sep. 22 2012
In conjunction with Whatever Else: An Irving Layton Symposium, to be held at the University of Ottawa May 3-5, 2013, and in recognition of the centenary of Laytons birth, we invite writers to respondwhether by way of homage, parody, retort, homolinguistic translation, or any otherdialectical form (... Read More
Aug. 7 2012
Click here to download the Writers' Union of Canada's 2013 Pre-budget submission. Read More
Press Release
Jul. 13 2012
Canada's writers promise to continue the "Fair Dealing" fight The Writers’ Union of Canada concerned for the future of the “creator class”. Schools boards and school administrators should not expect Canada’s writers to submit quietly to recent assaults on their right to fair compensation for the... Read More