News & Events

Jun. 12 2012
We were deeply dismayed to learn of the decision to eliminate funding for the Literary Press Group (LPG) for the fiscal year begun over two months ago.  Published authors of Canadian books form the membership of The Writers’ Union of Canada. At some time in their careers, the vast majority of our... Read More
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Jun. 7 2012
WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2011 DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD.   The Writers’ Union of Canada announced today that Ian Williams is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 15th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first English-language collection of short... Read More
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Jun. 5 2012
SHARRON BERTCHILDE WINS WRITERS' UNION OF CANADA'S POSTCARD STORY COMPETITION WITH “INDRA’S NET” - $750 CASH PRIZE The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Sharron Bertchilde has won the 13th annual Postcard Story Competition, for the best story under 250 words,... Read More
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May. 30 2012
The Writers’ Union of Canada deplores government restrictions on communication of vital information – Vancouver meeting of Canada’s writers calls for removal of muzzling clause – Vancouver, May 30, 2012 – Buried within British Columbia’s proposed new Animal Health Act (... Read More
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May. 26 2012
ANDREAS SCHROEDER RECEIVES THE GRAEME GIBSON AWARD Author Andreas Schroeder was presented with the Graeme Gibson Award by The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) at its Annual General Meeting on May 26, 2012. Established by the Union in 1991 for “varied and remarkable contributions to improve the... Read More
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May. 25 2012
Canadian Writers Declare Their Digital Rights  The Writers’ Union of Canada, which represents nearly two thousand of the country’s book authors, today issued “A Writer’s Bill of Rights for the Digital Age 2.0.”  The Bill has been endorsed by other writers’ organizations, including... Read More
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May. 22 2012
May 9, 2012For Immediate Release SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2011 DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the fifteenth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first English-language collection of ... Read More
May. 15 2012
Read Greg Hollingshead's letter to Ontario's Premier on Anti- SLAPP Legislation   Read More
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Jul. 26 2011
July 26, 2011 Press Release for Immediate Release LISA DALRYMPLE’S ‘‘SKINK ON THE BRINK’’ WINS THE WRITERS' UNION OF CANADA'S 15TH ANNUAL WRITING FOR CHILDREN COMPETITION - $1,500 CASH PRIZE The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Lisa Dalrymple is the winner of the fifteenth... Read More
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Sep. 7 2010
September 7, 2010 "FAMILY" WINS WRITERS' UNION OF CANADA'S FOURTEENTH ANNUAL WRITING FOR CHILDREN COMPETITION The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Victoria Jones has won the fourteenth annual Writing for Children Competition, for the best story under 1,500 words, with her piece... Read More

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