Webinars

The Writers' Union of Canada presents webinars on a range of craft and business topics for writers. Check out what's coming up next, and scroll down to see past webinars. 

All TWUC webinars are closed captioned. Learn more about accessibility at the Union

> Upcoming Webinars

New webinars will be announced in 2022.

> Past Webinars

  • Building a Strong Author Brand with Lee Edward Födi, hosted by Rukhsana Khan (November 23, 2021 - member exclusive)
    > TWUC members can watch a recording of this webinar until December 24, 2021. Click here for the link and passcode (login required).

     
  • How to Win NaNoWriMo with Karma Brown, hosted by Thea Lim (October 12, 2021 - public webinar)
     
  • Secrets to Successful School Visits with Vikki VanSickle, hosted by Tanya Boteju (August 17, 2021 - member exclusive)
     
  • Children's Book Classifications Explained with Emma Sakamoto, hosted by Tim Wynne-Jones (July 13, 2021 – public webinar)
     
  • Sell It: A Writer’s Guide to Effective Online Advertising with Arthur Slade, hosted by Kern Carter (June 22, 2021 – member exclusive)
     
  • Getting Published in Lit Mags with Jessica Johns and Greg Santos, hosted by Sally Ito (June 8, 2021 – public webinar)
     
  • What Do You Need a Poem For? Community Engagement Through Poetry with Ronna Bloom, hosted by Fiona Tinwei Lam (May 18, 2021 - member exclusive)
     
  • Who's Who at a Publishing House with andrea bennett, Scott Fraser, and Karen McMullin, hosted by Neil Aitken (May 11, 2021 – public webinar)
     
  • Ethical Approaches to Memoir with Jenny Heijun Wills, hosted by Kamal Al-Solaylee (April 27, 2021 - member exclusive)
     
  • Spoken Word on the Page with Dwayne Morgan, hosted by Cobra Collins (April 13, 2021 - public webinar)
     
  • The Trade Book Contract: A Guided Tour with Warren Sheffer, hosted by Nadia L. Hohn (March 23, 2021 – member exclusive)
     
  • "When Am I Done?" with Lauren Carter, hosted by Sharon Bala (March 9, 2021 – public webinar)
     
  • Strategies for Writing Discipline with Natasha Deen, hosted by Anita Daher (February 23, 2021 – member exclusive)
     
  • Picturing the Words with Ruth Ohi, hosted by Anne Shone (February 9, 2021 – public webinar)
     
  • Success in Indie Publishing: A Case Study with Ann Shortell, hosted by Yolanda T. Marshall (January 26, 2021 – member exclusive)
     
  • Get That Grant! with Joanne Gerber and Andrew Steinmetz, hosted by Paul Seesequasis (January 12, 2021 – public webinar)
     
  • The Mentorship Agreement with Danny Ramadan, hosted by Joy Henderson (November 24, 2020 – member exclusive)
     
  • Ins and Outs of Literary Agents with Léonicka Valcius, hosted by Zalika Reid-Benta (November 12, 2020 – public webinar)
     
  • Digital Promotions 2.0: Video Engagement with Trevor Carolan and Rod McLean, hosted by Keeley Walter (October 27, 2020 – member exclusive)
     
  • The World of Book Marketing & Promotions with Lindsay Wong, hosted by John Degen (October 13, 2020 – public webinar)
     
  • What is the Pandemic Doing to the Book Trade? with Kate Edwards, hosted by John Degen (September 22, 2020 – member exclusive)
     
  • What You Need to Know About Your First Book Publication with Waubgeshig Rice, hosted by Nisha Patel (September 15, 2020 – public webinar)
     
  • Thinking About Your Archives? with LAC Literary Archivist Sarah Hillier, hosted by Kevin Chong (August 11, 2020 – member exclusive)
     
  • 7 Quick Emotions-Based Strategies to Help Your Writing with Farzana Doctor, hosted by Tanya Boteju (July 25, 2020 – public webinar)
    > Bonus Material: Check out the article "Feeling Too Blah to Write?" by Farzana Doctor, written to accompany this webinar
     
  • Taxes for Writers with Artbooks' Tova Epp, hosted by Julia Lin (July 8, 2020 – member exclusive)
     
  • Self-Care for Writers with Chelene Knight, hosted by Jen Sookfong Lee (June 27, 2020 – public webinar)
     
  • Go Digital or Go Home: Author Promotion in the Social Media Era with Marty Chan, hosted by Anita Daher (June 9, 2020 – member exclusive)
     
  • Getting Paid Through PLR with John Degen and PLR Program Manager Peter Schneider (May 26, 2020 – public webinar)
     
  • How to Be Your Own Editor with Farzana Doctor, hosted by John Degen (May 9, 2020 – public webinar)