Global Writing and Publishing Community Calls on Governments for Support as We Respond to Pandemic

April 23, 2020 On this World Book and Copyright Day, The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is proud to support a joint public statement from the world’s writing and publishing community urging “governments all over the world to recognize, support and celebrate the importance of books, learning solutions and professional and scholarly content by adopting economic stimulus packages … Read more

Editors Canada names Natasha Bood as new Executive Director

April 14, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Editors’ Association of Canada (Editors Canada) is pleased to announce the appointment of Natasha Bood to the position of executive director. Bood was hired by Editors Canada in late February, but officially assumes the role today following the completion of an existing contract. Bood joins Editors Canada with 16 … Read more

$150,000 Emergency Relief Fund Established for Canadian Literary Artists

March 30, 2020 Today the Writers’ Trust of Canada and The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) announced the creation of the Canadian Writers’ Emergency Relief Fund to provide support to professional authors financially affected by the COVID-19 health crisis. The fund will begin with an initial amount of $150,000 and distribute grants in amounts of … Read more

Canadian Publishers Launch “Read Aloud Canadian Books” Program for Teachers & Librarians

March 26, 2020 Association of Canadian Publishers & Access Copyright Announce Temporary Permissions for Online Storytime. As schools remain closed indefinitely and classrooms shift to online learning, educators and librarians are seeking out ways to connect with students and provide meaningful learning opportunities from a distance. In response, the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) and … Read more

Author and Literary Performer Ivan Coyote Wins Freedom To Read Award

The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to announce that author Ivan Coyote is the recipient of the 2020 Freedom to Read Award. The award is presented annually by TWUC in recognition of work that is passionately supportive of the freedom to read. Past recipients include authors Jael Richardson, Deborah Campbell, Mohamed Fahmy, Lawrence … Read more