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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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Le XXe Festival International des écrivains et artistes – Val David

Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019

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Morris House Reading Series (MHRS) – Anakana Schofield

Dialogic Encounter with Rawi Hage

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

Elee Kraljii Gardiner Double Launch w/ Melissa Bull and Guests!

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WORDPLAY A writing workshop in celebration of creativity and wonder

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

Montreal West Reads

POSTPONED* Book launch: Malcolm Gladwell – Talking to Strangers

Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019

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

P O E T R Y N I T E

Jay Stephens Launches Dejects

Accent Open Mic

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

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Antoni Porowski launches Antoni in the Kitchen

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

Argo Reading Series: Verse, Prose & Song

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

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Alix Ohlin, Audrée Wilhelmy & Megan Gail Cole Launch!

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Vallum Issue 16:2 “Fear” Launch

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Book Signing: Send More Tourists… the Last Ones Were Delicious

Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019

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Intro to Audiobooks with David Caron

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series: Triple Book Launch

Coach House Poetry ft. KB Thors, Andrew Zawacki, Vincent Pagé

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WORDPLAY A writing workshop in celebration of creativity and wonder

Suspended Meaning: Filmpoems screening

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

True Reads Book Club – Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019

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

P O E T R Y N I T E

LLP Launch!

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

Pre-Scintillation Speculative Reading Showcase

FIona Duncan Launches Exquisite Mariposa

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

11

Constance Beresford-Howe Tribute

Death of Futurism

12

Writing Picture Book Biographies: Going Down the Research Rabbit Hole

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Heure du conte avec Catherine Gaillard – Lancement: Moitié de poulet!

Breathing Space//Reprendre Son Souffle

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WORDPLAY A writing workshop in celebration of creativity and wonder

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

The lawn chair soirée

Louise Carson Book Launch

Graphic Novel Book Club: Grass

Rawi Hage at Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019

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Death comes to the Library

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

P O E T R Y N I T E

D+Q Double Launch! Adrian Norvid and Sylvia Nickerson

Accent Open Mic

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

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

Book launch: I WANTED FRIES WITH THAT: How to Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need

Julie Paul & Harold Hoefle Reading

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

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Knowlton Literary Festival

Young Readers Book Club: Alice in Wonderland

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Knowlton Literary Festival

The Art (and Fun) of Pitching

Children’s Book Launch & Free Puppetry Workshop

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Knowlton Literary Festival

Heure du conte + bricolage

Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019

The Words & Music Show

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Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

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WORDPLAY A writing workshop in celebration of creativity and wonder

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

The 2019 QWF Literary Awards – Finalists Reading!

Visual Arts Centre Readings Series

Strange Futures Book Club: Severance

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

P O E T R Y N I T E

Book Launch

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

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Seasons Change: An Afternoon Writing Activity

Visit from award winning author Eliza Robertson

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

Fall LGBTQ Reading Showcase

Taras Grescoe launches Possess the Air

Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

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Johanna Skibsrud & Karen Houle Book Launch, hosted by Erín Moure

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Louise Carson Book Launch

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Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019

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Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

New Reads Book Club: Home Remedies

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

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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

Atwater Poetry Project

Mary Soderstrom Launches Frenemy Nations

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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

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

SpeakUp

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

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Raven’s Quest Writing Retreat

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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!