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Welcome to the QWF Calendar! This calendar–powered by the community!–aims to be an inclusive listing of English-language literary events across Quebec, enabling you to see at a glance what’s happening near you in a given month. From book launches to open mics, literary festivals to poetry slams, reading series to workshops. . . we’re delighted to support, connect, and promote writers and literary communities across Quebec.

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Dawson Green Earth Open Mic Vol. 5

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Book Launch: Susan Doherty’s The Ghost Garden

Lectures Logos Reading

Accent Open Mic Vol. 6

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Montreal West Writer’s Group at the Library

Visual Arts Centre Reading Series

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Open Mic #10 at Argo Bookshop

The Lawn Chair Soiree

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A Night With Writers (Festival Accès Asie & Teesri Duniya)

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All-Day Women’s Writing Retreat with Lise Weil

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Breathing Space / Reprendre son souffle

The Words & Music Show

Throw Poetry Collective Season Finale! feat. yes the poet

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Accent Open Mic. Vol 7

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Mayfest Reading at Argo

Seth Launches Clyde Fans

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3GénPo

Max Porter + Sara Peters : Strange Light Double Launch

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Shut Up & Write!

This Way To Egress: Developing a Novel or Memoir Already in Progress

Hold On Launch Party

An Evening in the Muses’ Company

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The 2019 Mentorship Reading

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SpeakUp

Book Launch: Barbara Burgess

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One Poem, Many Voices: A Workshop on Writing Collaboratively

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QWF Annual Timeline

Zines laid out on a page

January

Woman reading at a microphone in front of an intimate audience

February

Women at a round table working on computers

March

  • The QWF AGM
  • Call for Submissions for the QWF Literary Awards
  • Spring Workshops begin
Five person panel on stage

April

Woman reading at a microphone

June

Women in a classroom

July

People wearing summer clothes in nature

August

  • The QWF Picnic
  • Registration for Fall Workshops opens
Two women smiling at the camera

September

Group of women smiling at camera

October

Upright basis, and two guitar players on stage

November

  • The QWF Awards Gala: Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
  • The Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair: begins Saturday, November 30, 2019.
Lori and Rachel wearing matching holiday sweaters

December

  • The Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair ends Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • QWF Office will close on Monday, December 23rd 2019, and will reopen on Monday, January 6, 2020. Happy Holidays!