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Jul. 10 2012
DON CUMMER’S “THE BURYING GROUNDS” WINS THE WRITERS' UNION OF CANADA'S 16TH ANNUAL WRITING FOR CHILDREN COMPETITION - $1,500 CASH PRIZE The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Don Cummer is the winner of the 16th annual Writing for Children Competition, for his story, “The Burying... Read More
Jul. 3 2012
Presentation on Bill C-11, Copyright Modernization Act to the Senate Standing Committee on Banks, Trade and Commerce by The Writers’ Union of Canada, June 26, 2012   Click here to view recording (The Writers' Union of Canada's presentation begins at 2:18:43)Cliquez ici pour la... Read More
Jun. 22 2012
We are delighted to learn that the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages has overturned  the decision to cut funding to the Literary Press Group. This is a wise course and will ensure the continued marketing and distribution of hundreds of new works from Canada’s very excellent small... Read More
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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

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