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

The Lighter Side of Memoir Writing

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

Atwater Poetry Project Online

Crafting Kick-Arse Tales for Kids and Teens

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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

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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

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

The Lighter Side of Memoir Writing

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Media Relations 101 for the Arts – The Basics in a Six-Hour Workshop

True Reads Book Club – Gay Bar: Why We Went Out

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Popular Writing for Academics with Colleen Kimmett

Librairie D+Q presents Lee Lai launching Stone Fruit

Argo Zoom Reading Series: Verse, Prose & Song Thursday

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The Lighter Side of Memoir Writing

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Parliament of Owls

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Parliament of Owls

Elixir of Life: A Free Verse Poetry Workshop

Media Relations 101 for the Arts – The Basics in a Six-Hour Workshop

Graphic Novel Book Club : Shadow Life

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Parliament of Owls

VIOLETTE

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Parliament of Owls

Popular Writing for Academics with Colleen Kimmett

VIOLETTE

Book Launch: Cora Siré, “Not in Vain You’ve Sent Me Light”

Publishing in Canada: A Panel Discussion

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Parliament of Owls

VIOLETTE

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Parliament of Owls

Virtual Shut Up & Write! With QWF

VIOLETTE

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Parliament of Owls

VIOLETTE

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Parliament of Owls

VIOLETTE

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Parliament of Owls

Elixir of Life: A Free Verse Poetry Workshop

VIOLETTE

Media Relations 101 for the Arts – The Basics in a Six-Hour Workshop

Strange Futures Book Club: Triangulum

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Parliament of Owls

VIOLETTE

Atwater Poetry Project Online – Conyer Clayton + Lauren Turner

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Parliament of Owls

VIOLETTE

QWF Online Mixer

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Parliament of Owls

VIOLETTE

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VIOLETTE

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VIOLETTE

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VIOLETTE

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VIOLETTE

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VIOLETTE

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VIOLETTE

SpeakUp: Recto-Verso

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly and Véhicule Press presents Christopher DiRaddo launching The Family Way!

SpeakUp: Recto-Verso

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VIOLETTE

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Virtual Shut Up & Write! With QWF

VIOLETTE

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VIOLETTE

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Atwater Poetry Project Online – Jessica Moore & Johanna Skibsrud

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A Casual Reconstruction & STRIKE/THRU, at MAI and online

Librairie D+Q Presents Jordan Abel launching Nishga

The Joy of Editing

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A Casual Reconstruction & STRIKE/THRU, at MAI and online

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A Casual Reconstruction & STRIKE/THRU, at MAI and online

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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!