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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.

We list English language, bilingual, and multilingual events. If you are looking for French-language poetry events across Quebec, we suggest that you check the calendar of La poésie partout.

Event organizers and promoters! If you have an event that you would like to see added to the Calendar, please use our Submission Form.

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Chanukah Storytime and Activity!

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Science Fiction Workshop: Writing and Creating Alternative Worlds

2020 Foresight – What’s on at Argo?

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Teen Book Club: Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker

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Graphic Novel Book Club: The Hard Tomorrow

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Science Fiction Workshop: Writing and Creating Alternative Worlds

Eloisa Aquino launches The Life & Times of Butch Dykes

Open Mic #14 @ Argo

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Kai Cheng Thom Launches I Hope We Choose Love

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Shut Up & Write! with QWF

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Familiar Constellations Reading

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Make Friends with the Mic: Literary Events 101

True Reads Book Club: How To Do Nothing by Jenny Odell

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Strange Futures Book Club: The Fifth Season

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Lisa Robertson Launches The Baudelaire Fractal

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Tommy Schnurmacher – Atwater Library Lunchtime Series

Poetry Matters with christian favreau, M.W. Jaeggle, & Rebecca Salazar

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Indigenous Literatures Book Club: ʔbédayine

Visual Arts Centre Reading Series

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New Reads Book Club: The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

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SpeakUp

Book Club with Author Su J. Sokol

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Bodies in Lyric – Tanya Evanson on Spoken Word @ 4th SPACE

Bodies in Lyric with Tanya Evanson

Young Readers Book Club: Artemis Fowl

Genji Book Club – Intro

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Shut Up and Write! with QWF

The Page with Ears Open – A Spoken Word Workshop

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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

  • Call for Submissions for the QWF Literary Awards
Women at a round table working on computers

March

Five person panel on stage

April

Stacks of books on display

May

Woman reading at a microphone

June

Women in a classroom

July

People wearing summer clothes in nature

August

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!