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BIPOC Writers Connect is a virtual conference for Black, Indigenous, and racialized emerging writers to connect with industry professionals, established authors, and fellow emerging writers.
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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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Sarah Tsiang photo by Jane Kerrison
Sarah Tsiang
Poet and Children’s Writer (Photo: Jane Kerrison)
The Writers' Union of Canada offers more than just support for reading fees and informative newsletters. The Union works to create a more educated and empowered community of writers, and that benefits the entire country.

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

The Writers' Union of Canada presents webinars on a range of craft and business topics for writers. All TWUC webinars are closed captioned. Learn more about accessibility at the Union. The following webinars are open to the public; members of the Union can find special member-exclusive webinars and recordings in the TWUC Member Portal.



24 Jul

2:00 pm ET
11:00 am PT

Adaptations and Genre Shifting

Tips for adapting your writing and how to face the obstacles and expectations confidently.

Member Announcement

Jul. 9 2024

John Firth

“He was a man who had a purpose when he came among our people. He was very gentle with his purpose. He had a vision. He saw we had something that nobody else did. He gave us gifts which we remember to this day and still use. He changed us. He changed us for the better.”  —Raymond Yakeleya,…

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