If you'd like to opine, please join Authors Guild and The Writers Guild of Canada in a campaign right now online, in Tweets and comments, and in conjunction with the first Canadian Writers' Summit (June 15-19th 2016).
For the press release:
True, the Canadian website looks like the campaign is for Canadians, but readers and writers around the world are invited to support the campaign.
Use the hashtag #WhyWritersMatter on Twitter and/or Facebook, or email your thoughts.
So far, of the published thoughts, my favorite is this quote by Emma Donoghue, author and oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Room.
"Writers are the nearest we've got so far to inventing telepathy and time travel."
All the best,