Types of Presentations

Teachers responsible for organizing a visit may contact a writer directly to discuss the type of activity he or she will lead and to set a date. [Contact information is available from UNEQ or QWF]. Prior to the visit, the individual responsible for hosting the activity at the CEGEP and the featured author jointly plan the program. Three types of visits are possible:

  • lecture/reading
  • writing workshop
  • seminar

Each visit lasts approximately 90 minutes. The hosting CEGEP decides the size of the group(s) attending the author’s activity. They may wish to have the writer visit more than one class to maximize the benefit of the program.

Planning related activities for before and after the visit help to make the most of the writer’s presence at the school. For instance, a book display of the author’s work might be organized to stimulate participation. Student radio broadcasts and the student newspapers are encouraged to announce and promote the visit of the guest. Before visits, UNEQ will send the biography and bibliography of a writer upon request, as well as photographs when available.

Partners

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