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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Kevin Chong photo by Andrew Querner
Kevin Chong
Fiction and Nonfiction Writer (Photo: Andrew Querner)
I wouldn't want to think of the kind of literary landscape we would be inhabiting without TWUC, and can only wishfully imagine the good work that could be accomplished if every Canadian writer became a part of it.

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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Member Announcement

Feb. 19 2024

Nadja Lubiw-Hazard

This 6-week writing session is designed for people coping with grief, anxiety, dread and hopelessness as it relates to the destruction of our precious earth and the climate crisis. By making space for, listening to, and honouring our ecological grief, we can find our way to feeling more resilient,…

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