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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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Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

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WORDPLAY A writing workshop in celebration of creativity and wonder

Morris House Reading Series (MHRS) – Anakana Schofield

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

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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Vallum Issue 16:2 “Fear” Launch

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Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019

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Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

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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

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

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

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Constance Beresford-Howe Tribute

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Writing Picture Book Biographies: Going Down the Research Rabbit Hole

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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

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

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

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

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The Art (and Fun) of Pitching

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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

Visual Arts Centre Readings Series

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

P O E T R Y N I T E

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

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Seasons Change: An Afternoon Writing Activity

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

Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

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Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019

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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

Morris House Reading Series (MHRS) – Kim Thuy

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

Atwater Poetry Project

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

P O E T R Y N I T E

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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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!