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Press Release
Feb. 13 2019
Unauthorized “Controlled Digital Lending” is a violation of authors’ rights. The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) has joined with 36 other creator, publisher, and agent groups in an international movement against the unauthorized practice of “controlled digital lending.” The coalition is... Read More
Press Release
Jan. 23 2019
Unlicensed lending of scanned books violates authors’ rights, and damages the marketplace.   The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) joins with our partner organizations, the U.S. Authors Guild (AG), the U.K.’s Society of Authors (SoA), and the International Authors Forum (IAF) in strongly... Read More
Dec. 17 2018
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm Glad Day Bookshop499 Church Street, Toronto Readers:  poet Jim Nason; novelist Anubha Mehta; feminist activist, journalist and former President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women Judy Rebick; curator and writer Vicky Moufawad-Paul; with guest... Read More
Dec. 5 2018
The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to launch its 26th 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. A $2,500 prize will be awarded to the winner, and the entries of the winner and... Read More
Nov. 22 2018
TWUC Chair Eric Enno Tamm testified to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage regarding remuneration models for artists and creative industries on November 22, 2018. Good morning, and thank you for the invitation to present on behalf The Writers' Union of Canada. Our organization... Read More
Nov. 20 2018
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 22nd year. This year’s jury comprises... Read More
Oct. 25 2018
Writers of all levels are invited to learn the dos and don'ts of navigating the public funding landscape with representatives from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts.   Meet Stephanie Azoulay (Program Officer, Literature, Explore & Create, Canada... Read More
Oct. 23 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – 6:30pm Glad Day Bookshop499 Church Street, Toronto The reading is PWYC (suggested $3-$5) and features a Q&A with the writers afterward. Books and refreshments are available for sale. Venue is accessible. Literary readings by: Rocco de Giacomo Priya Ramsingh... Read More
Press Release
Oct. 22 2018
For Immediate Release A 27% drop in last three years suggests educational copying is devastating writers’ livelihoods. The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) today released the results of its 2018 income survey report. Entitled Diminishing Returns:... Read More
Call for Applications
Oct. 10 2018
Access Copyright’s Board of Directors play an integral role in ensuring the organization can carry out its social mission to facilitate content use for educational and professional purposes while ensuring that the original creators and publishers also benefit, so that they can continue creating new... Read More