WiC at a glance

QWF’s Writers in the Community program pairs small groups of young people with a professional writer or literary performance artist who can teach them and, more importantly, motivate them, to use language to express themselves in productive ways. In each project, a writer-facilitator works with a small group for 10 weeks, teaching them language tools, giving them writing prompts, and ultimately, boosting their self-confidence by showing them that they are capable of producing literary work of value.

Recent projects

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Meet the writer-facilitators

Prudence Gendron

Prudence Gendron (she/her) is a Montreal-based writer, transfemme white settler, and educator. Her work has appeared in CV2, Antilang, and The Puritan, for whom she was a 2021 Pushcart nominee, as well as elsewhere. Alongside the above, she has spent over a decade nurturing Montreal’s vibrant DIY music and arts community, facilitating a wide array of arts events across several venues and collectives. She is currently working on a forthcoming solo album release, The Boys are Homophobic Sweethearts, and a surrealistic novel-in-prose, Bride.

Participation was perfect! All students were engaged.


Program sponsors

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