News & Events

Apr. 15 2016
The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Writing for Children and Young Adults to begin January 1, 2017. Requirements include: graduate degree (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing... Read More
Mar. 8 2016
The latest issue of Write, the magazine of The Writers' Union of Canada, is out! Non-members can see a sneak peek of the issue here. Get a preview of the Canadian Writers' Summit, find out what Britain's Society of Authors is doing to ensure fair contracts for writers, and take a look at... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 26 2016
Toronto – Canada’s professional authors are extremely disappointed with the recent decision of the Copyright Board around the copying of published works in K–12 schools. The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) calls for an immediate repair of the Copyright Act, specifically the damage caused by ill-... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 22 2016
Toronto – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is very proud to announce that Mohamed Fahmy, journalist and author, is the recipient of the 2016 Freedom to Read Award. The award is presented annually by TWUC in recognition of advocacy on behalf of free expression. Past recipients include John... Read More
Press Release
Jan. 5 2016
The Writers’ Union of Canada today published an open letter to Canada's publishers as part of a global effort by author groups to address outdated contract terms in the agreements between authors and publishers. Author organizations in Canada, the UK, the US, Australia, and around the world have... Read More
Press Release
Dec. 15 2015
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to launch its 23rd 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
Press Release
Dec. 1 2015
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 19th year. This year’s jury comprises... Read More
Sep. 1 2015
The Sage Hill Writing Experience, a renowned summer residential writing workshop, is currently seeking a new Executive Director. For a detailed description of the position, please see the Sage Hill website at To apply: E‐... Read More
Jul. 30 2015
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the year 2016. The residency is designed to offer an opportunity to familiarise oneself with the Austrian art scene and cultural environment and to make... Read More
Jul. 15 2015
 Founding The Writers' Union of Canada: An Oral History – Get your copy today! –  In celebration of the Union's 40th anniversary, The Writers' Union of Canada, with TWUC member Christopher Moore, launched the Founding Members Interview Project,... Read More