News & Events

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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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
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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