General Info

Women in a classroom
Veena Gokhale (front centre) discussed her novel with the class of Dr. Dolores Chew at Marianopolis (front right)

The Writers in CEGEPs program sends established English-language Quebec writers into CEGEP classrooms to promote language-arts skills and an appreciation of literature. Financed by the Ministry of Culture and Communications, the program targets both public and private CEGEPs, and is designed primarily for students enrolled in English literature courses. While English-language CEGEPs are the chief audience, French-language CEGEPs with courses in English Literature are also encouraged to invite English-language writers. The program supports events open to the greater CEGEP community.

The Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois administers the program, aided by The Quebec Writers’ Federation. They can be reached at 514-849-8540 or by email, at

How to apply

CEGEP professors: The links in the sidebar menu provide all the information you need to apply to bring a writer to your classroom.

Writers: The Call for Applications for the 2019-2020 Writers-in-CEGEPS program is now closed. The Call For Applications for the 2020 – 2021 program will open in Spring 2020.


We would also like to express our gratitude to the following sponsors, without whom the Writers in the Community program would not be possible.