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Press Release
Feb. 22 2016
Toronto – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is very proud to announce that Mohamed Fahmy, journalist and author, is the recipient of the 2016 Freedom to Read Award. The award is presented annually by TWUC in recognition of advocacy on behalf of free expression. Past recipients include John... Read More
Press Release
Jan. 5 2016
The Writers’ Union of Canada today published an open letter to Canada's publishers as part of a global effort by author groups to address outdated contract terms in the agreements between authors and publishers. Author organizations in Canada, the UK, the US, Australia, and around the world have... Read More
Press Release
Dec. 15 2015
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to launch its 23rd Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, which invites writers to submit a piece of fiction or non-fiction of up to 2,500 words in the English language that has not previously been published in any format. A ... Read More
Press Release
Dec. 1 2015
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 19th year. This year’s jury comprises... Read More
Sep. 1 2015
The Sage Hill Writing Experience, a renowned summer residential writing workshop, is currently seeking a new Executive Director. For a detailed description of the position, please see the Sage Hill website at To apply: E‐... Read More
Jul. 30 2015
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the year 2016. The residency is designed to offer an opportunity to familiarise oneself with the Austrian art scene and cultural environment and to make... Read More
Jul. 15 2015
 Founding The Writers' Union of Canada: An Oral History – Get your copy today! –  In celebration of the Union's 40th anniversary, The Writers' Union of Canada, with TWUC member Christopher Moore, launched the Founding Members Interview Project,... Read More
Jun. 30 2015
CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers), in partnership with The Writers' Union of Canada, is pleased to accept submissions by unpublished writers for the 18th annual Writing for Children Competition. This year, there will be two $1,000 winners of the Writing... Read More
Jun. 5 2015
E-writer in residence – Young Voices: creative writing with teensOff-site, September 16 – December 9, 2015Remuneration: $10,000 Toronto Public Library invites applications from creative writers for the Young Voices fall 2015 E-Writer in Residence position. The residency is... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 2 2015
The Writers' Union of Canada Commits to the Challenge of Reconciliation Toronto – At its annual general meeting in Winnipeg this past weekend, delegates of The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) voted unanimously to endorse the spirit and challenge of reconciliation... Read More