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Press Release
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 collection of short... Read More
Oct. 24 2016
On November 3, Join Rukhsana Khan and Drew Hayden Taylor in conversation with Cherie Dimaline as they discuss what it means to write about — and against — injustice.                                                                                        Writing Wrongs November 3, 2016  7:30 PM ... Read More
Call for Applications
Sep. 30 2016
MCMASTER UNIVERSITY in partnership with the HAMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY Mabel Pugh Taylor WRITER IN RESIDENCE POSITION September 1, 2017-April 30, 2018/September 1, 2018- April 30, 2019/September 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020 The Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University and the... Read More
Call for Applications
Aug. 18 2016
Apply to UFV's Writer in Residence Program The Writer in Residence term lasts for ten weeks, from January to April of each year. The yearly application deadline is September 1. Candidates should have a substantial publishing record, including two books or the equivalent with a recognized publisher... Read More
Call for Applications
Aug. 16 2016
The Ontario Heritage Trust is calling for applications to the 2017 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program. This residency program is open to professional artists (including writers) from across Canada practising a wide array of disciplines. Located at Fool’s Paradise, McCarthy’s former home on ... Read More
Aug. 8 2016
Saskatchewan Book Awards is looking for jury members for the 24th 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
Press Release
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 winning story... Read More
Press Release
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... Read More
Jun. 16 2016
CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers), in partnership with The Writers' Union of Canada, is pleased to accept submissions by unpublished writers for the 19th annual Writing for Children Competition. ... Read More
Press Release
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 lives.... Read More