Writers Out Loud

This series of events throughout the province showcases talented English-language Quebec writers speaking about and reading briefly from their recently published books.

If you organize a reading series or festival, or if you represent a library or bookstore, and you would like to inquire about hosting a Writers Out Loud event, please contact Lori.


2021 Writers Out Loud series of events

Writers Out Loud – Pride Edition

This extraordinary group of writers who all have new work out this year sit down with host Liana Cusmano for a conversation about their literary arts practice and new books: Christopher DiRaddo’s novel The Family Way(Véhicule Press 2021), Helen Chau Bradley’s short story collection Personal Attention Roleplay (Metonymy Press, coming October 2021), and Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch’s poetry collection The Good Arabs(Metonymy Press, coming September 2021).


Writers Out Loud: Playwrights on Palestine/Israel II

The second in a series of digital events exploring Palestine and Israel.

A Conversation between Arthur Milner and Ehab Lotayef

Two extraordinary writers sit down together to converse on the situation in Palestine and Israel as it connects to their arts practice and activism. This is the second in a series of online events in 2021 exploring Palestine and Israel through the eyes and work of writers.


Writers Out Loud: Playwrights on Palestine/Israel

The first in a series of digital events exploring Palestine and Israel.

Samah Sabawi, Rimah Jabr, and Stephen Orlov in conversation with Zachary Couture.

An extraordinary group of literary artists sits down with guest host Zachary Couture for a conversation about their arts practice and its connection to the situation in Israel and Palestine. This is the first in a series of two online events in 2021 exploring Israel and Palestine through the eyes and work of writers. 


Previous Writers Out Loud series

The 2020 Writers Out Loud events presented by QWF took place on Friday, November 27, Thursday, July 30, and Thursday, September 24. These particular conversations about Black literary arts in Quebec took place as digital series called Black Writers Out Loud. These events were recorded and can be streamed below.


Black Writers Out Loud – at the Read Quebec Holiday Book Fest

The last in a series of digital events celebrating Black literary arts in Quebec. Hosted by Canisia Lubrin in conversation with Kaie Kellough.


Black Writers Out Loud – Spoken Word Edition

The second in a series of digital events celebrating Black literary arts in Quebec. Hosted by Jason “Blackbird” Selman, in conversation with artists Roen ‘Blu Riva’ Higgins, Fabrice Koffy, and Faith Paré.


Black Writers Out Loud

The first in a series of digital events celebrating Black literary arts in Quebec. Hosted by Deborah Forde, in conversation with artists Diane Roberts, Tali Taliwah (aka Nantali Indongo), and H. Nigel Thomas.