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May. 26 2015
Canadian Writers Working Harder while Earning Less The Writers’ Union of Canada releases results of income survey   Winnipeg – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) has released today a summary report from its latest income survey of... Read More
Press Release
May. 26 2015
Pamela van der Woude's "Bird" Wins $2500 Cash Prize The Writers' Union of Canada's 22nd Annual Short Prose Competition   The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Pamela van der Woude has won the $2,500 cash prize for its twenty-second annual... Read More
Press Release
May. 25 2015
Winners Announced for the 2014 Danuta Gleed Literary Award WINNIPEG – The Writers’ Union of Canada announced this evening that Rivka Galchen is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 18th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing... Read More
Press Release
May. 4 2015
May 4, 2015 For Immediate Release SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2014 DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the eighteenth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first English-language collection of... Read More
Mar. 25 2015
Writer in Residence Position – FrenchToronto Reference Library, October – November, 2015Remuneration: $8,000 for two-month term In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the French presence in Ontario, Toronto Public Library invites applications from authors who write in French for the Fall 2015... Read More
Press Release
Mar. 24 2015
Toronto Public Library Ends Used-Book Purchase Program TWUC presents author concerns to the TPL Board  The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is very pleased to report that, after consultation with TWUC and letters of... Read More
Feb. 25 2015
With funding from the Ontario Arts Council’s Compass Program and the guidance and collaboration of professional facilitator Catherine Smalley and the assistance of arts consultant Jennifer Murray, the Union began planning its 2015-18 strategic plan at the Union’s Annual General Meeting in May 2014... Read More
Feb. 19 2015
The Writers’ Union of Canada is committed to creating a community that is reflective of the diversity of Canadian writers. We acknowledge and respect the diversity of our members, leadership, volunteers and staff. TWUC recognizes that various historic and structural inequities, due to... Read More
Feb. 19 2015
The Writers' Union of Canada works to ensure writers are fairly compensated for their work. Below you will find a link to the Union's Income Survey. This survey is designed to help us understand the impact that current shifts in the publishing industry and consumer choices are having on writers'... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 9 2015
Author Ron Brown Wins Freedom to Read Award Free speech advocate who founded the award becomes its 16th recipient  Toronto – February 9, 2015 – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is extremely pleased to announce that Ron Brown, Past... Read More

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