Writers' Union of Canada

Contacts
Office Phone 416-703-8982
Fax 416-504-9090
E-Mail info@writersunion.ca
Website www.writersunion.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Valerie Laws, Office Administrator; Phone: 416-703-8982 ext 224
Primary Executive John Degen, Executive Director; Phone: 416-703-8982 ext 221; Email: jdegen@writersunion.ca
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Description and Service
Description (Service) National organization of professional writers of books * work with governments, publishers, booksellers, and readers to improve the conditions of Canadian writers * range of programs for members and the public: 
 
* Ghost Writing 
* Manuscript Evaluations 
* National Public Readings Program 
* National Public Readings Northern Program 
* The Ontario Writers-in-the-School Programs 
* Professional Development: cross-country workshops, OnWords Conference, and reports on issues relating to the business of writing 
* access to information on how and when to file a grievance for members 
 
Awards and Competitions 
* Danuta Gleed Literary Award: annual award of $10,000 , see website for application deadline 
* Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers: annual award of $2,500, wee website for application deadline 
* Freedom to Read Award, see website for more information 
* Graeme Gibson Award, see website for more information
Eligibility Call or visit website for eligibility requirements
Application Apply for membership online
Languages English
Fees Membership ; Program - various for programs * see website for details ; Service - Manuscript Evaluation Service
Location Information
Areas Served Canada
Located In Community Toronto Downtown
Address & Map
460 Richmond St W, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5V 1Y1
 
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Intersection Spadina Ave and Richmond St W
Physical Access Not Accessible

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