News & Events

Jan. 18 2018
Pottersfield Press has published such distinguished nonfiction authors as Harold Horwood, Thomas Raddall, Joan Baxter, Neil Peart, Jon Tattrie, Steven Laffoley, Lindsay Ruck, Jim Lotz, Claire Mowat, Harry Thurston, and many others. Now the press hopes to further enhance its creative nonfiction... Read More
Jan. 8 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Glad Day Bookshop 499 Church Street, Toronto  Featuring Mariam Pirbhai, Mayank Bhatt, Rod Michalko and Canisia Lubrin, with special guest speaker, literary agent Cassandra Rodgers, from The Rights Factory.  PWYC  Books and refreshments are available... Read More
Press Release
Dec. 5 2017
The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to launch its 25th Annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, which invites Canadian writers to submit a piece of fiction or nonfiction of up to 2,500 words in the English language that has not previously been published in any format. A ... Read More
Press Release
Nov. 14 2017
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 21st year. This year’s jury comprises... Read More
Call for Applications
Oct. 30 2017
The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild will be holding a Winter Retreat for established and practicing writers and artists who are able to work independently at St Peter’s Abbey February 2-23, 2018, This community retreat offered for writers and artists from Saskatchewan and other parts of Canada, and... Read More
Oct. 30 2017
To mark the centenary of the birth of famed Canadian poet Al Purdy, his long-time publisher is calling for submissions for a 2018 anthology of poems written in tribute to the author. Purdy, who died in 2000, wrote more than three dozen collections of poems, two memoirs, a novel, and a number of... Read More
Oct. 30 2017
Brockton Writers Series Literary Reading Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Glad Day Bookshop 499 Church St., Toronto Featuring Dorothy Ellen Palmer, Spencer Butt, Jia Qing Wilson-Yang and Puneet Dutt, with special guest speaker Heidi Reimer on “How to Write a Novel in 10 Years: Total... Read More
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