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Call for Applications
Jan. 31 2017
The National reading campaign is seeking a knowledgeable and well organized soul to supervise our online children's book reviews and post them monthly. You will be working with three experienced reviewers and you duties will include receiving books and assigning them. For more information contact:... Read More
Call for Applications
Jan. 31 2017
The National reading campaign is seeking a writer to create a "How-to" manual describing our flagship program Reading Town/Ville Lecture. We have considerable background material and the assignment will include approximately 12 interviews.The publication will be a combination of narrative and... Read More
Dec. 13 2016
Pelee Island, Ontario, is renowned for its birding, monarch migrations, sandy beaches, and serene beauty. It is the perfect setting for a retreat. When not reading or writing, participants can go for a bike ride to the lighthouse, visit the Pelee Island Winery, walk along the beach, or enjoy the... Read More
Call for Applications
Dec. 6 2016
The Department of English in the College of Arts & Science, University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for a one-year appointment in creative writing at the Assistant Professor level, to begin July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate classes in the area of creative... Read More
Call for Applications
Dec. 5 2016
Author Residency at Green College, UBC, 2017-18 Green College, a residential facility for graduate students and a public venue for non-curricular academic and artistic presentations at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), invites applications for the post of... Read More
Press Release
Nov. 29 2016
Nearly 1,100 Canadian musicians, authors, songwriters, composers, music producers, poets, playwrights, film composers, actors, directors, and other members of the creative class have signed a joint letter addressed to the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, urging the government... Read More
Nov. 28 2016
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 24th Annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers  |  $2,500 PRIZE The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce that submissions are being accepted until February 1, 2017, for the 24th Annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging... Read More
Press Release
Nov. 17 2016
JURY ANNOUNCED and CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ISSUED FOR THE 20TH ANNUAL DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD 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... Read More
Oct. 24 2016
On November 3, Join Rukhsana Khan and Drew Hayden Taylor in conversation with Cherie Dimaline as they discuss what it means to write about — and against — injustice.                                                                                        Writing Wrongs November 3, 2016  7:30 PM ... Read More
Call for Applications
Sep. 30 2016
MCMASTER UNIVERSITY in partnership with the HAMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY Mabel Pugh Taylor WRITER IN RESIDENCE POSITION September 1, 2017-April 30, 2018/September 1, 2018- April 30, 2019/September 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020 The Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University and the... Read More