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In light of recent regulations surrounding COVID-19, please consult the websites and social media channels of individual organizers of any events listed on our calendar for updates and/or cancellations.

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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The Lighter Side of Memoir Writing

29

Story Architecture: A Short-Fiction Workshop

Information Session: Canada Council Research and Creation Grants

Crafting Kick-Arse Tales for Kids and Teens

30

The Violet Hour

Beginnings, Openings, Origins: A Poetry Workshop

Indigenous Literatures Book Club: Crooked Hallelujah

Writers Read Presents Sheila Heti

31

Telling Tales: Long-form Journalism for Mainstream Media

Fiction: Reconstructions of Reality

1

Lunchtime Series with Rachel McCrum

Indigenous Comedy and Storytelling

The Three-Act Theory of Life (and Screenwriting)

Speculative Fiction: Creating and Writing Alternative Worlds

Thrive through Poetry featuring Kyla Jamieson

Open Mic Livestream

2

Tuning In

3

“Views from Isolation” Zine Launch

Tuning In

4

The Lighter Side of Memoir Writing

Tuning In

5

Story Architecture: A Short-Fiction Workshop

Crafting Kick-Arse Tales for Kids and Teens

6

Beginnings, Openings, Origins: A Poetry Workshop

New Reads Book Club: The Lying Life of Adults

7

Telling Tales: Long-form Journalism for Mainstream Media

Fiction: Reconstructions of Reality

8

Penning the Pandemic — Atwater Library Lunchtime Series

The Three-Act Theory of Life (and Screenwriting)

Spring Cleaning: Workshopping Session

Argo Zoom Reading Series: Verse, Prose & Song

Speculative Fiction: Creating and Writing Alternative Worlds

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10

Café Québec – Je me souviens

Imagination 2021: Stories of Secrets and Resistance – History Panel

11

The Lighter Side of Memoir Writing

12

Story Architecture: A Short-Fiction Workshop

Crafting Kick-Arse Tales for Kids and Teens

13

Souvankham Thammavongsa Reads for Poetry Month

Beginnings, Openings, Origins: A Poetry Workshop

Graphic Novel Book Club: The Magic Fish

14

Telling Tales: Long-form Journalism for Mainstream Media

Fiction: Reconstructions of Reality

15

The Three-Act Theory of Life (and Screenwriting)

Speculative Fiction: Creating and Writing Alternative Worlds

16

Young Readers Book Club: Everything Sad Is Untrue

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18

State of Create

The Lighter Side of Memoir Writing

Poets, Music, Video and Art on Sunday

19

Crafting Kick-Arse Tales for Kids and Teens

Measures of Weather: A Talk & Reading by J. R. Carpenter

20

Podcasting as a Field of Critical Study

Music and Mood: A Writing Workshop with Musical Inspiration

Ian McEwan “Art and Science: The Impact of AI on Human Connection”

How To Change Everything – Naomi Klein in conversation with Rebecca Hamilton and Naia Lee

Beginnings, Openings, Origins: A Poetry Workshop

21

Telling Tales: Long-form Journalism for Mainstream Media

Fiction: Reconstructions of Reality

Gay Reads Book Club: Detransition, Baby

22

Popular Writing for Academics with Colleen Kimmett

Voices in the Dark: Writing the Braided Essay

The Three-Act Theory of Life (and Screenwriting)

Speculative Fiction: Creating and Writing Alternative Worlds

23

The Fine Arts Reaching Room (FARR) presents a Poetry Workshop featuring Andrea Abi-Karam

An Evening with Donna Morrissey

24

2021 Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival: The challenges of our times?

Poetry reading with Kaie Kellough and Oana Avasilichioaei

25

2021 Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival: The challenges of our times?

The Lighter Side of Memoir Writing

26

2021 Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival: The challenges of our times?

Atwater Poetry Project Online

Crafting Kick-Arse Tales for Kids and Teens

27

2021 Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival: The challenges of our times?

Beginnings, Openings, Origins: A Poetry Workshop

Poetry Book Launch: Because the Sun by Sarah Burgoyne and Exhibitionist by Molly-Cross Blanchard

28

QWF Annual General Meeting

2021 Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival: The challenges of our times?

Telling Tales: Long-form Journalism for Mainstream Media

Fiction: Reconstructions of Reality

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2021 Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival: The challenges of our times?

Popular Writing for Academics with Colleen Kimmett

The Three-Act Theory of Life (and Screenwriting)

SpeakUp: Fight the Power

Speculative Fiction: Creating and Writing Alternative Worlds

30

2021 Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival: The challenges of our times?

Teen Book Club: Shadow and Bone

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2021 Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival: The challenges of our times?

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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

March

  • The QWF AGM
  • Spring Workshops begin
  • Call for Submissions for the QWF Literary Awards

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

  • The QWF Annual Membership Picnic
  • Registration for Fall Workshops opens
Two women smiling at the camera

September

Group of women smiling at camera

October

Upright basis, and two guitar players on stage

November

December

 
  • QWF Office will be closed on Monday, December 20th 2021, and will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022. Happy Holidays!