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Sep. 8 2014
  The Writers' Union of Canada is once again partnering with the International Festival of Authors at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto! As part of IFOA's weekly series, The Writers' Union of Canada presents: Write Now: Writing in Canada TodayA discussion with TWUC members... Read More
Aug. 7 2014
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) calls on both main players in the negotiation between online retailer Amazon.com and book publisher Hachette Book Group to work in good faith toward an immediate resolution of their protracted and damaging disagreement. As it stands, individual authors are... Read More
Aug. 5 2014
Earlier this year, the Union shared over our Twitter account (@twuc) the top 10 reasons why people have joined the Union: Community, Advocacy, Solidarity, Career Support, Professional Development, Improved Income, Promotion, Resources, A Collective Voice, A literary Legacy. Now we've asked our... Read More
Jun. 17 2014
The Canadian Senior Artist Resource Network invites submissions for its Mentorship Program. This program offers a unique opportunity for senior artists (over 60) to participate in a one-on-one mentorship with other artists. Mentors will be paid and reimbursed for expenses. Click here to read... Read More
Jun. 5 2014
E writer in residence – Young Voices: creative writing with teensOff-site, Oct 14 – December 12, 2014Remuneration: $7,000 Toronto Public Library invites applications from creative writers for the Young Voices fall 2014 E - Writer in Residence position. The residency is designed to... Read More
Press Release
May. 27 2014
The Writers’ Union of Canada announced this evening that Paul Carlucci is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 17th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2013. Of... Read More
Press Release
May. 26 2014
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Jill Sexsmith has won the $2,500 cash prize for its twenty-first annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece "this is an epic love story." The Union will submit the winning... Read More
Press Release
May. 13 2014
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the seventeenth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2013. The Award consists of cash prizes for the... Read More
Press Release
May. 7 2014
The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is saddened by the news of author Farley Mowat's passing, yesterday, at the age of 92. Mowat's writing career spanned five decades, and he was both inspiration and mentor to several generations of authors who followed on his success. Among a lifetime of literary... Read More
Apr. 24 2014
Toronto Public Library invites applications for the Fall 2014 Writer in Residence position. The residency has a focus on the short story and is designed to champion the joy of reading, foster an understanding of the craft of writing, and connect readers and authors. Applications are invited from... Read More

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