OnWords Conference Registration

We are currently experience some issues with online payments through PayPal, but registration is still open! We would be happy to process your registration by phone. If you call outside of business hours or don't get through, leave a voicemail or send an email letting us know you'd like to register, and we'll follow up with you for payment.

To register: Contact Valerie Laws at 416-703-8982 x 224 or info@writersunion.ca.

OnWords 2019: May 30 – June 1, 2019
Four Points by Sheraton Halifax, 1496 Hollis St, Halifax

We're so glad you'll be joining us at OnWords 2019 in Halifax! Use the form below to register.

Please note:

  • Registration deadline: April 26, 2019. There is no onsite registration.
  • Cancellations before May 6, 2019 may be subject to a $25 administrative fee. No refunds available after May 6, 2019.
  • OnWords Registration includes access to programmed events on June 1. OnWords events on May 30 and May 31 are free and open to the public. 

Registration Form

Please select the appropriate registration type below. Your options include:

  • TWUC Member Registration: $205 
  • PEIWG Member Registration: $205
  • WFNS Member Registration: $205
  • Non-member Registration: $230
  • Birthday Bash Ticket: $30 (Please note: the Birthday Bash on the evening of June 1 is included with all OnWords Registration types. Select the Birthday Bash Ticket if you or a guest plan to attend the Birthday Bash only.)

See below for instructions for purchasing multiple registrations in one transaction.

Registration Type
Have you attended OnWords before?
Will you attend TWUC's AGM on May 31? (For TWUC members only)
Have you attended an AGM before? (For TWUC members only)
Food allergies/sensitivities?
Accessibility requirements?

If you wish to purchase multiple registrations, follow these instructions:

  1. Choose which option you would like to purchase and click the button "add to cart".
  2. After you click "add to cart" you will be brought to the PayPal website. To purchase additional registrations, click "continue shopping."
  3. This will bring you back to the Union's website, where you can add additional items to your cart before you make your final purchase. Quantities of each item chosen can be determined on the PayPal website.


If you have questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact us at info@writersunion.ca or 416-703-8982.

AGM Only (for TWUC Members)

TWUC members are encouraged to attend the Union's Annual General Meeting on Friday, May 31. The AGM is free to attend, but you must let us know you're coming. If you plan to attend the AGM only (i.e., you are not registering for OnWords), please contact Valerie Laws at info@writersunion.ca to let us know you're coming by April 26, 2019. The AGM is open to TWUC members only. 


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Four Points by Sheraton for OnWords and AGM attendees at the discount rate of $184 per night. These rooms have now sold out.

A limited number of rooms are available for attendees at the nearby Westin Nova Scotian (1181 Hollis St, approx. 850 metres from the Four Points by Sheraton). Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve, call 1-888-627-8553 and request the block of rooms for The Writers' Union of Canada. The discounted rate of $219/night will be available until April 30, but the block will fill up before then, so be sure to book soon.