This three-session workshop will examine how writers with projects for print, spoken word, or storytelling can make a strong literary arts grant application. 

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Time: three Saturdays, 12:00 to 14:00

Duration: 13 March - 27 March, 2021

Location: Online via Zoom—, ,


This workshop is intended for writers at all stages of their practice: emerging, mid-career, or established. 

Limited to 15 participants

This three-session workshop will examine how writers with projects for print, spoken word, or storytelling can make a strong literary arts grant application. From drafting a project description to balancing a budget, we will also discuss artistic risk, impact, and cultural appropriation.

Focus will be on funding programs at the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. A program officer will join us at the final meeting to answer questions. There will be tasks to complete between sessions and participants should have a clear, original literary arts project in mind. 

Access to MS Word or similar writing software will be necessary as well as a willingness to share work and give and receive feedback in a workshop setting.

When you register, please send a one-sentence description of your literary arts project to with the subject line “For Tawhida Tanya Evanson.” 

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Workshop leader

Credit: Temmuz Arsiray
Tawhida Tanya Evanson is an Antiguan-Québecoise poet, author, and artist. Her two poetry collections are Bothism (Ekstasis 2017) and Nouveau Griot (Frontenac 2018), and a debut novel, Book of Wings, is forthcoming from Véhicule Press in 2021. With a 20-year practice in spoken word, she performs internationally, curates interarts events, and has released several studio albums and videopoems. In 2013, she was Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and received the Golden Beret Award for her contribution to the genre. She is program director for Banff Centre Spoken Word and moonlights as a whirling dervish.


Please note that workshop registration is on a “first come, first served” basis.

Payment is required to confirm your place in the workshop. 

Payments are to be made online via credit card or PayPal. Click on the link below to add the workshop to your shopping cart, then proceed to payment. QWF Members must be logged in to receive their discount. If you are not already a QWF member, you will have the option of purchasing a Membership, in which case you will receive the discounted workshop rate.

If you are unable to pay online, you can temporarily reserve a place by registering online. Your payment must be made to the QWF office by cheque or cash within 7 days of registration or it will automatically be cancelled.

If the workshop is full, you will have the option of joining the waiting list. If a space becomes available, all those on the waiting list will be notified at once by email. The available spot will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

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