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Contest
Mar. 21 2018
The Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards have been established to empower freelance social justice writers as they move toward final publication of a book or magazine article. The winners are announced on the website and their profiles updated as they move forward in their career. Originally open... Read More
Call for Applications
Mar. 12 2018
We are now accepting applications for 2019 residencies at Historic Joy Kogawa House, the childhood home of Joy Kogawa. The house, located in the Vancouver neighbourhood of Marpole, operates as a heritage and cultural centre and as a site of healing and reconciliation. Writers whose work resonates... Read More
Call for Applications
Mar. 12 2018
A unique project connecting women refugees and immigrants with veteran theatre and writing artists seeks a half-time executive director. He or she should be an energetic, enthusiastic, self-starting individual with fundraising, marketing, communication, and office administration experience. Based... Read More
Event
Mar. 5 2018
Literary Reading: Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Glad Day Bookshop499 Church Street, Toronto Featuring Sonia di Placido, Alicia Elliott, Crystal Mars and Anar Ali, with special guest speaker, novelist Farzana Doctor, on "How to Mindfully Address Your Inner Critic (So You Can Get Back to... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 26 2018
Veteran author and human rights activist honoured by The Writers’ Union of Canada Toronto – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is proud to announce that Gary Geddes (author, poet, anthologist and translator) is the recipient of the 2018 Freedom to Read Award. The award is... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 23 2018
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) calls on those provincial ministries and school boards engaged in legal action against The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) to immediately withdraw their suit and pay fair compensation for the hundreds of millions of pages of creative... Read More
Contest
Jan. 18 2018
Pottersfield Press has published such distinguished nonfiction authors as Harold Horwood, Thomas Raddall, Joan Baxter, Neil Peart, Jon Tattrie, Steven Laffoley, Lindsay Ruck, Jim Lotz, Claire Mowat, Harry Thurston, and many others. Now the press hopes to further enhance its creative nonfiction... Read More
Event
Jan. 8 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Glad Day Bookshop 499 Church Street, Toronto  Featuring Mariam Pirbhai, Mayank Bhatt, Rod Michalko and Canisia Lubrin, with special guest speaker, literary agent Cassandra Rodgers, from The Rights Factory.  PWYC  Books and refreshments are available... Read More
Press Release
Dec. 5 2017
The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to launch its 25th Annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, which invites Canadian writers to submit a piece of fiction or nonfiction 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. 14 2017
The Writers’ Union of Canada and the Gleed family 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 21st year. This year’s jury comprises... Read More

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