Lori Schubert is the executive director of the Quebec Writers’ Federation, where she has worked since 2003. From 1998 to 2017 she was also a member and general manager of VivaVoce, a professional chamber choir. Prior to her work in arts management, Lori was a singer and corporate communications trainer in the New York metropolitan area, then taught written and oral communication at McGill and Concordia Universities. She was instrumental in the founding of the English-language Arts Network of Quebec, and is currently serving on its board for the second time. Lori also serves in an advisory capacity for YES Montreal, the Blue Metropolis Foundation and the Atwater Writers’ Exhibit, and is a co-leader for the Working Group on Arts, Culture, Heritage organized by the Montreal office of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Coordinator, Membership Services and Communications
As well as being the Communications and Membership Coordinator for QWF, Rachel is a poet, performer and workshop facilitator. Originally from Northern Ireland, she lived in Edinburgh, Scotland between 2010 and 2016. She was the first BBC Scotland Poet-in-Residence, a recipient of a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, and Broad of cult spoken word cabaret Rally & Broad. She has taught and performed in Greece, South Africa, Haiti, and Canada, and toured her first poetry collection 'The First Blast To Awaken Women Degenerate' (2017) across Ireland, Scotland and England in 2017. She was the co-founder of Stewed Rhubarb Press (Callum MacDonald Award 2012), and an original founding member of spoken word collective SHIFT/ (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016). She is now delighted to call Montreal home, where she is co-Director of Mile End Poets' Festival, curator of bilingual event series Les Cabarets Bâtards, and working on her second collection.