News & Events

Sep. 8 2017
The following information is forwarded to The Writers’ Union of Canada by Copibec, Quebec’s collective copyright licensing agency, as part of their class action lawsuit against Université Laval.  Copibec’s class action against Université Laval – Notice to members... Read More
Aug. 30 2017
Brockton Writers Series presents readings by: Fathima Cader 
Nancy Kay Clark
 Saidah Vassell
 Drew Hayden Taylor with special guest speaker Kerry Clare, blogger & novelist, on "From Blog to Book: A Work in Process" AT: Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., TorontoStarting at: 6:30 p.m.The reading ... Read More
Press Release
Aug. 3 2017
York University to Appeal Unequivocal Ruling on Its Copying Practices August 3, 2017 – The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is committed to working with educators and students toward a respectful new agreement on educational copying, despite York University’s recent announcement that they will... Read More
Call for Applications
Jul. 24 2017
Saskatchewan Book Awards is looking for jury members for the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards. Eligible jury members include authors (of at least 2 published books), publishing professionals, professors, and librarians. Jury members must reside outside of Saskatchewan. Jury members will read the books... Read More
Jul. 24 2017
First Prize $1000Highly Commended $200 Theme: WORLD-CHANGING WORDS Word limit: 2500 words Closing date: 15 September 2017 The Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize will be awarded for a story up to 2500 words on the theme ‘World-Changing Words’. The winning entry will receive $1000... Read More
Press Release
Jul. 13 2017
Access Copyright Wins Against York University and Widely Used Copying Guidelines July 13, 2017 — The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is very pleased with the Federal Court decision released on July 12 in the matter of Access Copyright v. York University. The court’s decision fully supports Canadian... Read More
Jul. 10 2017
This year the Victoria Literary Festival will host its inaugural Short Story Contest. The contest’s finalist will receive a cash prize, the opportunity to be copy edited by a world-renowned copy editor, and publication in an anthology produced and sold by the festival. With the help of writer-in-... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 7 2017
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Barbara Black has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 24th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “His Invertebrate Existence.” In addition, the Union will... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 3 2017
VANCOUVER — The Writers’ Union of Canada announced this evening that Kris Bertin is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 20th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2016 in the English... Read More
May. 15 2017
The Writers’ Union of Canada National Council and staff, in communication with our established Equity Task Force, are working to clarify steps forward for the Union as a result of the ongoing controversy begun with the latest issue of Write magazine. We wish to repeat our apology for a... Read More