Curated by the inimitable Ian Ferrier, the Words and Music Show is the QWF’s literary cabaret. It usually takes place the third Sunday of the month at Casa del Popolo, 4873 boul. St-Laurent. It started in 2000, and is Montreal’s longest running spoken word, poetry, literature, performance, and music show featuring top names from this city and across the country. Doors open at 8:00 and the show starts at 9:00. $5 on the door for QWF Members ($7 for non-Members).
The Fresh Pages Initiative: Guest Curatorship for Underrepresented Writers
The Quebec Writers’ Federation is delighted to announce the call for applications for a guest curatorship of the Words & Music Show in January 2020. The curatorship, which is a component of QWF’s new “Fresh Pages” initiative, is designed to help an aspiring literary artist who is Black, Indigenous, or a person of colour develop skills in creating and curating literary and other arts events. The selected candidate will receive a modest honorarium and a free one-year membership in QWF.
The selected candidate will work with Ian Ferrier, long-time curator of the QWF Words & Music Show, to curate their own literary, musical, and performance event, from defining the event-to-be to selecting and inviting performers, gathering bios and other info, writing press releases and structuring and presenting a live show. More information here