CEGEPs may choose the writer(s) they would like to invite from a list of eligible authors. These authors are selected each year by a jury assembled by the Quebec Writers’ Federation. The jury includes writers and CEGEP teachers.
CEGEPs may host two visits from writers on the list during a given semester. Visits will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. The same writer may be invited twice, or the school may choose two different writers. However, each writer will be allocated no more than two visits per semester. A writer who is a CEGEP teacher cannot give a presentation at the CEGEP where they ordinarily teach.
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Journalism, Nonfiction, Screenwriting & Playwriting
Louise Abbott is a non-fiction author, photo essayist, and documentary filmmaker with a special interest in indigenous and rural communities. She has been active in teaching through the Blue Metropolis Foundation’s education programs. She would like to explore one of five themes with CEGEP students: the memoir; the profile; the travel story; breathing life into history as a writer and screenwriter
Children’s & YA lit, Nonfiction
Mark Abley has