Author Ron Brown wins 2015 TWUC Freedom to Read Award

>>From The Writers’ Union of Canada – Free speech advocate who founded the award becomes its 16th recipient – Toronto – February 9, 2015 – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is extremely pleased to announce that Ron Brown, Past Chair of TWUC, journalist, and author of 25 books, is the 2015 recipient of TWUC’s Freedom to Read Award. … Read more

The Writers’ Union of Canada Offers Solidarity with Sudanese Partners

>>From The Writers’ Union of Canada February 4, 2015 – The Sudanese Writers’ Union (SWU) has been effectively dissolved by the Ministry of Culture in Sudan. Reports from the International Authors Forum (IAF) in London suggest this was a politically motivated attack on free speech ahead of an upcoming general election in the African nation. … Read more

TWUC announces 22nd Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers

>>From The Writers’ Union of Canada The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to launch its 22nd Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, which invites writers to submit a piece of fiction or non-fiction of up to 2,500 words in the English language that has not previously been published in any format. A $2,500 … Read more

The Writers’ Union of Canada: public statement on Amazon-Hachette dispute

>>From The Writers’ Union of Canada website. The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) calls on both main players in the negotiation between online retailer Amazon.com and book publisher Hachette Book Group to work in good faith toward an immediate resolution of their protracted and damaging disagreement. As it stands, individual authors are caught in the … Read more

Scientist Eric Marshall and Journalist Chris Turner are Joint Recipients of the 2014 Freedom to Read Award

via The Writers’ Union of Canada This year’s award calls attention to recent library closings The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) recognizes the work and accomplishments of scientist Eric Marshall and journalist Chris Turner with its 2014 Freedom to Read Award Eric Marshall, a retired biologist living in British Columbia, built a collection of over 200,000 books that became … Read more