The national organization of
professionally published writers.

FREEDOM TO READ AWARD

In celebration of Freedom to Read Week, TWUC is pleased to announce that author and journalist Brandi Morin is the recipient of the 2024 Freedom to Read Award.

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Getting published

Finished your first manuscript? Part way through a promising work-in-progress? Have a great idea for a story? Getting published can be a challenge, but TWUC is here to help. Read our free Getting Published FAQs to understand your next steps.
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Eden Robinson photo by Red Works Photography
Eden Robinson
Novelist and Short Fiction Writer (Photo: Red Works Photography)
The Writers' Union of Canada defends not just its membership but all authors in Canada from ongoing devaluation of copyright. Our livelihood depends on having strong voices and leadership tackling these pivotal issues.

HOW TWUC SUPPORTS OUR MEMBERS

  • Powerful advocacy in support of writers’ rights
  • Connection with a community of professional writers across the country
  • Increased income opportunities through public and school readings programs
  • Free professional development resources and how-to guides
  • Be paid to mentor, or be mentored by, another writer through the Union's Mentorship Microgrants
  • Access to dedicated staff for contract advice and grievance assistance
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Upcoming Webinars

Member Announcement

Feb. 22 2024

Hello! I (award-winning writer Lauren Carter) am co-facilitating a transformative weekend of calm, creative expression from June 7-9, 2024 at Ontario's beautiful and historic Loretto Maryholme Retreat Centre on Lake Simcoe. Join me and writer and physiotherapist Anita Allen to focus on grounding and…

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