The Writers' Union of Canada presents webinars on a range of craft and business topics for writers. Past webinars have included sessions on grant writing, author branding, getting published in lit mags, taxes for writers, and much more!

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> Upcoming Webinars

Video Promotion for Authors

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
11 am PDT / 12 pm MDT, CST / 1 pm CDT / 2 pm EDT / 3 pm ADT / 3:30 pm NDT
60 minutes
Closed captioning available
Registration: $10 / Free for TWUC members
Photos of Liselle Sambury and Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch

Liselle Sambury is the Trinidadian-Canadian author of the Governor General’s Literary Awards Finalist, Blood Like Magic. Her work spans multiple genres, from fantasy to sci-fi, horror, and more. In her free time, she shares helpful tips for upcoming writers and details of her publishing journey through a YouTube channel dedicated to demystifying the sometimes complicated business of being an author.

Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch is a writer living in Tio’tia:ke. Their work has appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry 2018 anthology, The New Quarterly, Arc Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. They were longlisted for the CBC poetry prize in 2019. Their book, knot body (2020), published by Metatron Press, was shortlisted for the QWF Concordia First Book Award, and their second book, The Good Arabs, was published by Metonymy Press in September 2021. They are the non-fiction editor at The Puritan. They are also an acquisitions editor at Metonymy Press. They are currently translating Gabrielle Boulianne-Tremblay’s La fille d’elle-même from the French, forthcoming Fall 2023. With co-editor Samia Marshy, they are editing El Ghourabaa, an anthology of weird and experimental queer and trans writing by Arab and Arabophone writers. 


> Past Webinars

  • Creating an Author Website with Ann Douglas, hosted by Wanda Taylor (July 13, 2022 - member exclusive)
    > Exclusive for members: Click here to access the webinar recording until August 12, 2022 (login required).

  • Working with an Editor: Kidlit Edition with Michelle Barker and David G. Brown, hosted by Mahtab Narsimhan (June 14, 2022 - public webinar)
  • Construction of a Story Arc: In Conversation with Danuta Gleed Winners and Finalists with Jack Wang, Frances Boyle, Sidura Ludwig, and Natasha Deen (May 18, 2022 - public webinar)
  • Preparing to Publish: Making the Right Choice with Lynn Duncan and Bill Arnott (May 10, 2022 - public webinar)
  • Archives for Mid-Career Writers with Sarah Hillier and Dr. Ramabai Espinet (April 26, 2022 - member exclusive)
  • From Page to Stage and Screen (and the Detours Along the Way) with Emil Sher and Jamila Pomeroy (April 12, 2022 - public webinar)
  • Writing the Other: Including Diverse Characters in Our Stories with Natasha Deen, Tonya Liburd, Peter Midgley, and Winnie Yeung (March 24, 2022 - member exclusive)
  • Taxes for Writers with Hannah Lund of Givens LLP, hosted by Lilian Nattel (March 8, 2022 - public webinar)