The National Council is pleased to announce that Mary W. Walters has been appointed to National Council as an advocate. Mary has generously agreed to step into the role to fill a vacancy on the board. In their unanimous appointment of Mary, the National Council took into account the fact that Mary stood for election as advocate at the June 2016 AGM.

Mary brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Council. The National Council and staff look forward to working with her.
 
Mary W. Walters (Ontario), writer and academic editor, has published four books traditionally and three independently, and was a workshop leader for TWUC’s cross-Canada professional development workshop on publishing 2014-15. She has been executive director of the Writers' Guild of Alberta, a founding member of the board of the Alberta Foundation for Literary Arts, editor in chief at Lone Pine Publishing, and has served on review committees for the Canada Council, Alberta Culture, and other agencies, and has received writing grants from the Canada Council and three provincial funding agencies.
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