September 30, 2020
Personal Stories Dominate the 2020 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction Shortlist
It's a deeply personal year on the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction shortlist. With today's announcement from the Writers’ Trust of Canada, we see evidence of a continuing shift in ...
September 24, 2020
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin wins Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
Last night, The Writers' Trust of Canada announced Beverley McLachlin as the winner of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing (sponsored by CN) for her memoir Truth Be Told: My Journey Through ...
August 25, 2020
Writers' Trust Announces Finalists for LGBTQ Emerging Writers Award
Finalists have been revealed for the 2020 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. Now in it's 14th year, the award recognizes an emerging writer from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, ...
June 01, 2020
Canadian Writers' Emergency Relief Fund Announces New Round of Funding
The Canadian Writers' Emergency Relief Fund has announced a new round of funding for June.The fund, created as a partnership between the Writers' Trust, Writers Union of Canada, and Royal Bank, offers ...
April 20, 2020
Live Stream Today: Writers' Trust Fellows Discuss Writing During a Pandemic
Wondering how the current pandemic is affecting Canadian writers?Today, the Writers' Trust of Canada is hosting "Inside Voices", a one-hour conversation with recipients Michael Crummey, Miriam Toews, ...
February 03, 2020
Writers' Trust and RBC Announce Beneficiaries of New Mentorship Program
The Writers' Trust of Canada, in partnership with RBC, has announced the beneficiaries of their new mentorship program.The program, which pairs young, developing writers with more established authors, ...
January 06, 2020
The Need for More Non-Traditional Mentorship in Canadian Publishing
When I was in school, the act of reading books was just that, reading books. I wasn’t categorizing them. I wasn’t thinking about publishing, editors, marketability, or whether or not a book was considered ...
November 18, 2019
Heather O'Neill Recieves 2019 Writers' Trust Fellowship
Montreal writer Heather O'Neill, author of Wisdom in Nonsense: Invaluable Lessons from my Father (UAP), was the recipient of this year's $50,000 Writers' Trust Fellowship at a gala ceremony on Thursday ...
September 24, 2019
Writers' Trust Announces Five-Finalist Shortlist for the Rogers Fiction Prize, Including Return Nominations for Alexis & Ohlin
Today the Writers' Trust of Canada announced the five authors who will vie for the prestigious, $50,000 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. The winner will be announced on November 5 at the Writers' ...
September 17, 2019
Writers' Trust Announces All-Woman Weston Prize for Nonfiction Shortlist
The biggest nonfiction prize of the year has announced its prestigious shortlist, and the women have spoken. The Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction awards $60,000 to one nonfiction book ...