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.
Pyramid Campaign : Help us make a difference in the lives of Quebec kids who have been left out of the mainstream by supporting this program. Make a donation
Meet the writer-facilitators
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.