SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2016 DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD

May 2, 2017

The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the twentieth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2016 in the English language.  The Award… Read More

Author Deborah Campbell Wins Freedom to Read Award

Feb 27, 2017

Author Deborah Campbell Wins Freedom to Read Award- author of A Disappearance in Damascus honoured by The Writers’ Union of Canada - Toronto – February 27, 2017 – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is proud to announce that Deborah Campbell, journalist and author, is the… Read More

A GROWING LIST OF NEARLY 1,100 ARTISTS AND CREATORS URGE THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO PUT CREATORS AT THE HEART OF CULTURAL POLICY

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,… Read More

Danuta Gleed Call for Submissions

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… Read More

DEEPAM WADDS’ “TENDER FRUIT” WINS $2,500 CASH PRIZE – THE WRITERS’ UNION OF CANADA’S 23RD ANNUAL SHORT PROSE COMPETITION

Jun 20, 2016

The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Deepam Wadds has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 23rd annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “Tender Fruit.” In addition, the Union will submit the… Read More

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2015 DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD

Jun 19, 2016

The Writers’ Union of Canada announced this evening that Heather O’Neill is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 19th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2015 in the English… Read More

The Writers' Union of Canada Launches #WhyWritersMatter Campaign

Jun 2, 2016

In conjunction with the inaugural Canadian Writers’ Summit taking place June 15-19, 2016 at Harbourfront in Toronto, The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is launching its #WhyWritersMatter Campaign.   Canadian writers play an essential and pivotal role in every aspect of our… Read More

Inaugural Canadian Writers’ Summit Unites 14 National Writing Organizations

May 16, 2016

Fourteen Canadian writing and reading organizations have joined forces to present the inaugural Canadian Writers’ Summit (#CWS2016), a four-day super-conference for writers and publishing industry professionals. The largest national gathering of its kind, #CWS2016 presents a… Read More

SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2015 DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD

May 10, 2016

The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the nineteenth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2015 in the English language. The Award… Read More

Copyright Board Decision Ignores Cultural Damage

Feb 26, 2016

Toronto – Canada’s professional authors are extremely disappointed with the recent decision of the Copyright Board around the copying of published works in K–12 schools. The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) calls for an immediate repair of the Copyright Act, specifically the… Read More