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Press Release
Jun. 19 2018
For Immediate Release The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) congratulates all parties in the amicable settlement of a class action copyright infringement suit between Laval University and Copibec, Quebec’s collective licensing agency. Despite widespread unlicensed copying throughout most of Canada’s... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 8 2018
For Immediate Release   The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Jo Hatherly has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 25th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “Running in Circles.” In addition, the... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 7 2018
For Immediate Release TORONTO – The Writers’ Union of Canada announced this evening that Norma Dunning is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 21st annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published... Read More
Call for Applications
May. 28 2018
The Writers' Union of Canada is Canada’s national organization representing professional authors of books. The Union is seeking a professional writer to research and write a “How-to” booklet on legacy and estate planning for writers. The booklet will provide information for authors with published... Read More
Call for Applications
May. 28 2018
The Writers' Union of Canada is Canada’s national organization representing professional authors of books. The Union is seeking a professional writer to research and write a “How-to” booklet providing advice for writers about taxes. The booklet should, at a minimum, address: Advice regarding... Read More
Press Release
May. 9 2018
For Immediate Release The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the twenty-first annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2017 in the English language. The Award... Read More
Event
Apr. 30 2018
Literary Reading: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Glad Day Bookshop499 Church Street, Toronto Featuring Tyler Pennock, Kaleigh Trace, Ralph Kolewe and Karen Lee with special guest speaker, Maya Beward, from the Ontario Arts Council on "Writing a Successful Grant Application." PWYC  Books... Read More
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

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