Workshop Scholarships for Underrepresented Writers and Playwrights

The Quebec Writers’ Federation is delighted to announce eight scholarships to participate in QWF writing workshops throughout 2021. This opportunity is a component of our “Fresh Pages” initiative, which is designed to help aspiring writers and playwrights who are Indigenous, Black, or persons of colour develop their literary writing. A modest bursary is available to help with such costs as childcare or travel, and each scholarship recipient will receive a free one-year membership in QWF.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must live in Quebec and be Indigenous, Black, or a person of colour.
  • There is no age or publication requirement.
  • Writers who have already taken a QWF workshop, or who are in a graduate writing program or already working with a professional editor or publisher are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

  1. Start by viewing the workshop descriptions presented at qwf.org/workshops and choose the workshop you are most interested in taking, along with a second choice in case your first choice is full.
  2. Contact the office at via email or 514-933-0878 to make sure the scholarships have not already been awarded.
  3. Send an email to QWF with the names of your first- and second-choice workshops and a brief statement (maximum 1 paragraph) affirming that you meet the eligibility criteria. Let us know if you need bursary funds to make it possible for you to attend (for childcare, for example). Be sure to include your full name and the best ways to contact you.

Scholarships and bursary funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to those who meet the eligibility criteria.

Timeline:

  • Application period: Up to one week before the start date of the workshop as long as the scholarships are still available. However, we encourage you to apply early, as only four scholarships are available each term, and qualified candidates will be accepted in the order in which we receive their applications.
  • Notification of results: We will make every effort to notify you within two business days of your application arriving.