June 19, 2018
Ben Ladouceur Wins 2018 Writers' Trust Dayne Ogilvie Award for LGBTQ Emerging Writers!
We could not be more excited to announce that Ben Ladouceur is the winner of the 2018 Writers' Trust Dayne Ogilvie Award for LGBTQ Emerging Writers.Ben is the author of the acclaimed poetry collection Otter (Coach ...
May 23, 2018
Talking Short Fiction with the 2018 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Finalists
There is short list of literary awards in Canada that serve as reliable prognosticators of future CanLit heavy hitters. One of them is the $10,000 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award, awarded to fiction and poetry ...
May 17, 2018
Writers' Trust Announces Finalists for 2018 Dayne Ogilvie Prize LGBTQ Emerging Writers Award
Today the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the three finalists for the 2018 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. The $4,000 prize is presented annually to an emerging writer from the lesbian, ...
May 10, 2018
Tanya Talaga Adds Writers' Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing to Her Honours
Last night in Ottawa, politicians, writers, and diplomats gathered at the Fairmont Château Laurier for one of the year's glitzy's and most-coveted social events: Politics & the Pen. A fundraiser ...
March 27, 2018
Writers' Trust Announces 2018 Shortlist for Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
Today the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the five finalists for the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. The winner will be announced in Ottawa on May 9, 2018, at the annual ...
November 15, 2017
Writers' Trust Honours Chariandy, Maskalyk, Schoemperlen & Others at Packed Awards Event
It has become the biggest night in Canada literary prizes, with a staggering seven prizes presented, representing more than $260,000 in award money for Canadian writers in a single evening: the Writers' ...
November 06, 2017
Black Tie Books: Talking Spanx, YouTube Bow-Ties, & Glamour with Guest Authors from the 2017 Writers' Trust Gala
The Writers' Trust Gala is a sparkling black tie evening that brings writers from their natural environments of coffeeshops and tiny attic offices to Toronto's Ritz Carlton Hotel. It's all for a good ...
September 27, 2017
Writers' Trust releases 2017 Rogers Fiction Prize shortlist for Newly Doubled Prize Purse
Part of the three crown jewels of Canadian fiction prizes, along with the Giller Prize and Governor General's Literary Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize is one of the most prestigious awards ...
September 13, 2017
2017 Journey Prize Shortlist Released: Bala, Kemick, and Naponse Tapped for Top Short Fiction Prize
The Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize has an almost uncanny track record of singling out emerging writers who will go on to become the heavy hitters of CanLit. This year, the three ...
May 17, 2017
Writers’ Trust Announces Finalists for Dayne Ogilvie LGBTQ Emerging Writers Award
This morning, the Writers' Trust of Canada announced the shortlist for the 11th annual Dayne Ogilvie Prize. The award honours emerging writers whose body of work demonstrates great potential and who ...