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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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The 2019 Mentorship Reading

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Jo Walton Launches Lent

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SpeakUp

Baie-D’Urfé Library Open Mic Night

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One Poem, Many Voices: A Workshop on Writing Collaboratively

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Geddy Lee launches Geddy Lees Big Beautiful Book of Bass

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3 terres, 4 voix, une planète; 3 Lands, 4 Voices and One Planet

The Violet Hour (Montreal Fringe edition)

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Book Launch: Jim Olwell ‘Pensions’

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Quebec City Meetup!

Book Launch: Rana Bose ‘Fog’

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Write The Body Electric: A Creative Process Workshop for Writers in All Genres

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Out for Stars Book Launch in Georgeville

Cloud Circuit at Suoni Per Il Popolo

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Lectures Logos Readings

Irreversible Entanglements @ Suoni Per Il Popolo

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Book Launch: Su Sokol ‘Run J Run’

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Poetry Workshop: Fable and Fabulation

Palimpsest Press Spring Launch

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Argo Reading Series

Saul Williams + Fronds (Kaie Kellough / Jason Sharp) @ Suoni Per Il Popolo

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Write The Body Electric: A Creative Process Workshop for Writers in All Genres

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Staceyann Chin, Shanice Nicole & Kalmunity @ Suoni Per Il Popolo

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Visual Arts Centre Reading Series

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Book Launch for The Little(r) Museums of Paris

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Launch: Prague & In The End They Told Them All to Get Lost

Death Is a Side-Effect, poems by April Ford

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Montréal Serai: Celebrating 32 years

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Shut Up & Write!

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Breathing Space / Reprendre Son Souffle

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Celebration of James Tate and Reading from his soon-to-be-published collection THE GOVERNMENT LAKE

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SpeakUp

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Adrian McKerracher launches What It Means to Write

Argo Reading Series

The Walk in the Snow: the true story of Lise Meitner

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Shut Up & Write!

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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!