StoryScaping

Call for One-Day Workshop Proposals:

Deadline Extended: February 10, 2020 @ 5 p.m.

Between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, the Quebec Writers’ Federation will pilot a new project, offering ten full-day workshops for youth and seniors throughout the province. We are looking for proposals from experienced workshop leaders in the following areas:

  • Creative Writing
  • Storytelling
  • Spoken Word

The goal of each workshop is to give English-speaking participants in isolated or underserved communities an opportunity to connect and to shape (or “scape”) their personal stories through wordplay and experimentation within a specific genre (storytelling or spoken word) or through a generative creative writing session. At these sessions, which will involve six hours of contact time, some theoretical instruction should be provided, but the focus is to be on giving participants a chance to share their stories, document their lives, and read or perform their creative work.

Workshop leaders should have professional experience (publications or performances) as well a record of leading creative workshops in their area. Experience working with youth and/or seniors will be considered an asset.

Workshop leaders must be available for overnight travel as most or all of the workshops will take place outside of the Greater Montreal Area. In most cases, the contracts will entail one night away from home. Each contract will pay $900, and travel and per diems will be covered.

QWF will select up to six workshops for this project and offer them to community organizations, who will then choose which workshop they would like to present to their constituencies. Having your workshop selected by QWF does not guarantee that it will be offered, only that it will be among the options presented on the StoryScaping web page. Dates will be arranged as requests for workshops come in.

You may submit more than one proposal if you have experience working in more than one of the three genres.

Please click below to download the Workshop Proposal Form.