The Writers’ Union of Canada Announces Writing for Children Competition 2011

The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to launch its 15th annual Writing for Children Competition, which invites writers to submit a piece for children up to 1,500 words in the English language that has not previously been published in any format. A $1,500 prize

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The Writers’ Union of Canada announces new Executive Director

THE WRITERS’ UNION OF CANADA BRINGS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO ITS TEAM

The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Duffin as Executive Director.

Kelly joins the Union after having worked in the book and publishing industry and in the not-for-profit sector for several years.

As General Manager of the Scotiabank Giller Prize for Fiction, Kelly developed and implemented the marketing strategy that helped make the Giller a household word for excellence in Canadian books. While CEO of the Canadian Hearing Society she turned around a significant deficit and, with considerable diplomacy and personal integrity, successfully navigated a board/membership rift that might have torn the organization apart. She also has extensive communications experience as a former Vice President of Random House and brings with her considerable expertise in advocacy.

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The Google Settlement: TWUC Advises Members Not to Opt Out of Google Settlement

In 2004, Google announced publicly that it had entered into agreements with several major university libraries in the United States to digitize books in their holdings, giving as one reason that Googlers could view snippets of books that had been scanned and indexed.

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