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 important, 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

Emily Tristan Jones

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Photo credit: Julien Bonnet

Emily Tristan Jones was born in the Northwest Territories. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Harvard Review, Denver Quarterly, Mandorla, White Wall Review, Vallum, and many other publications. She holds an MFA in visual art from the University of Chicago, winner of the Emerging Writers Series through the Committee on Creative Writing. Jones is the founder of Hermes, an art gallery in Halifax. She lives in Montreal where she teaches poetry to youth

Visit: www.emilytristanjones.ca.

It made me feel good about myself. I like writing but I never thought I could.

young author

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