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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Waubgeshig Rice
Writer and Journalist
Being a TWUC member has connected me to a talented, resourceful, and very kind community of writers that spans the whole 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.



4 Apr

2:00 pm ET
11:00 am PT

Getting Paid Through PLR

Learn more about the Public Lending Right Program and ask your questions in this info session.

17 Apr

2:00 pm ET
11:00 am PT

Humour Me: Finding Humour in Writing

A webinar on humour writing, why writing funny is hard, humour techniques, the importance of timing and judgment, and more.

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