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Press Release
Feb. 5 2015
Writers' Union Affirms Peer Jury Independence for Governor General's Award  Prize decision controversy should not affect process  February 5, 2015 ... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 4 2015
The Writers’ Union of Canada Offers Solidarity with Sudanese Partners – Sudanese government bans domestic writers’ union ahead of election – The Sudanese Writers’ Union (SWU) has been effectively dissolved by the Ministry of Culture in Sudan. Reports from the... Read More
Jan. 9 2015
The Pas Regional Library: Writer-in-Residence Call for Applications: The Pas Regional Library invites applications from Canadian creative writers for the position of Writer-in-Residence, May 15 – June 30, 2016. The successful candidate will provide two to four... Read More
Press Release
Dec. 16 2014
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to launch its 22nd 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
Dec. 12 2014
The Writers’ Union of Canada has been very active internationally over the past year, ensuring the rights of writers are properly represented in ongoing copyright talks at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva. TWUC currently leads the International Authors Forum (housed at the... Read More
Press Release
Nov. 18 2014
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 18th year. This year’s jury comprises... Read More
Nov. 17 2014
Writer in Residence Position – PoetryToronto Reference Library, February – May 2016 Remuneration: $16,000 for four-month term Toronto Public Library invites applications from Canadian poets for the Spring 2016 Writer in Residence position. The residency is designed to encourage... Read More
Press Release
Oct. 10 2014
Proposed Copyright Exception a Threat to Cultural Work and Freedom of Expression Canada needs fewer exceptions to its already weak copyright law, not more. Oct.10, 2014 – The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is strongly opposed to the federal government's proposed copyright exception for... Read More
Sep. 25 2014
Share with the Union why writing is important to you and be entered to win a pair of tickets to the Union's event with IFOA and one of two book prize packs! More information below. The Writers' Union of Canada is once again partnering with the International Festival of Authors at... Read More
Sep. 12 2014
The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce that the Ontario Heritage Trust has launched the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Centre at Fool’s Paradise, the former home and studio of Canadian artist and author Doris McCarthy located in Toronto. Professional writers, visual artists, and... Read More