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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.

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Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019

Lesbians and Queers: A Dialogue

28

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

New Reads Book Club: Home Remedies

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

29

WORDPLAY A writing workshop in celebration of creativity and wonder

Morris House Reading Series (MHRS) – Kim Thuy

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

Book Launch: The Danger Model

Mary Soderstrom Launches Frenemy Nations

30

Expanding Our Poetic Range through Memory, Place, and the Senses

P O E T R Y N I T E

Ariela Freedman – Book Club with the Author

Cherie Dimaline launches Empire of Wild

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

31

The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

SpeakUp

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

1

Book launch: Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) by Hazel Jane Plante

Words & Music’s 20th Anniversary Bash!

2

Raven’s Quest Writing Retreat

Atwater Poetry Project presents…Kellough, Liem, and Webb-Campbell

3

Poetry is a Relationship – Workshop with Shannon Webb Campbell

Book Launch — Monique Polak’s Room for One More

4

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

True Reads Book Club: I Like to Watch

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

5

WORDPLAY A writing workshop in celebration of creativity and wonder

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

The QWF Awards Gala

6

NaNoWriMo Workshop 1: You Are Here – World-Building in the Novel

P O E T R Y N I T E

Graphic Novel Book Club: Berlin by Jason Lutes

Accent Open Mic

7

Mile End Poets’ Festival 2019

Deep Curation: Experiments in Poetry Reading Curation

The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

book launch

Launch of Tommy Schnurmacher memoir

Ilona Martonfi & Victoria LeBlanc & Carole Giangrande Launch

Ravvin & Freedman: Launch & Conversation

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

8

Mile End Poets’ Festival 2019

Pieces of Process #3

Deborah Levy launches The Man Who Saw Everything

9

Mile End Poets’ Festival 2019

Writing About Controversial Topics

Book Launch

10

Mile End Poets’ Festival 2019

West Island book launch

The Words & Music Show (Mile End Poets’ Festival)

11

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

12

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

Visual Arts Centre Reading Series

Indigenous Literatures BookClub: A Mind Spread Out on the Ground

13

Book signing

P O E T R Y N I T E

Adèle Barclay + Klara du Plessis Double Launch w/guest Tess Liem

The Worlds of Joseph Conrad – a lecture by Maya Jasanoff

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

14

The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

NaNoWriMo Workshop 2: Let’s Talk About Dialogues

Book launch: Dreamers and Misfits of Montclair by Mark Paterson, hosted by Mike Paterson

Expozine Discussion – La BD et la collaboration

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

15

Conundrum Press Launch Spectacular!

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D+Q Cooks! Cookbook Club: Dinner for Everyone

18

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

Gail Scott Launches Heroine with host Geneviève Robichaud

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

19

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

Gay Reads Book Club: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

the lawn chair soirée

20

Expanding Our Poetic Range through Memory, Place, and the Senses

‘Get Lit’ – Grand Slam de Traduction//Grand Translation Slam

NaNoWriMo Workshop 3: The Play and Work of Writing a Picture Book

Lynda Barry + Chris Ware in Conversation

GET LIT Salon du Livre 2019: The Violet Hour

Accent Open Mic

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

GET LIT: Salon du Livre 2019 – Rapid-Fire Reading, Ricochet Writing

21

The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

Argo Reading Series : Verse, Prose & Song

QC Fiction and Book*hug double Launch

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

22

Young Readers Book Club: Harry Potter

23

A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

GET LIT! Salon du Livre 2019 – Lectures Logos Readings

GET LIT! Salon du Livre 2019 – Lauréats des prix littéraires QWF / 2019 QWF Award Winners

GET LIT! Salon du Livre 2019 – SOIRÉE DE REPRISES LITTÉRAIRES // LITERARY COVERS NIGHT

24

A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

Tommy Schnurmacher memoir

25

A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

New Reads: Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

26

A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

Atwater Poetry Project presents…Gail Scott & Armand Ruffo

Strange Futures Book Club: Moon of the Crusted Snow

27

A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

Expanding Our Poetic Range through Memory, Place, and the Senses

Fawn Parker and Tara McGowan-Ross Double Launch

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

28

A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

SpeakUp

Connor Willumsen launches Bradley of Him

29

A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

Book Launch: “The Best of the Worst News: Tales of Inspiration from Around the World and My Life with ALS”

Addie Tsai Launches Dear Twin

YA book launch: Dear Twin by Addie Tsai

Alexei Perry Cox and Sina Queyras • Vallum Chapbook Launch

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A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

The Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair

Storytime + Signing with Angela Misri: Pickles vs. The Zombies

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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!