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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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P O E T R Y N I T E

Accent Open Mic

Throw! Poetry Season Opener avec Véro Bachand

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Morris House Reading Series Presents – Readings from WATER LINES

Argo Reading Series

Stéphane Larue Launches The Dishwasher

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Papier Marché

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Papier Marché

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Billy-Ray Belcourt Launches NDN Coping Mechanisms

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Book Launch: Nataly Restokian – MASKS

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P O E T R Y N I T E

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

Open Mic #12

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Furthering Kinship in a Broken World

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Breathing Space//Reprendre Son Souffle

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Louise Carson Book Launch

Visual Arts Centre Reading Series

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Words After Dark with Margaret Atwood

P O E T R Y N I T E

House House Press Launch ft. Alize Zorlutuna, Jes Dolan, and Stacey Ho

Accent Open Mic

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How to Write an Autobiographical Monologue

Wiebke von Carolsfeld launches Claremont

Introduction to Japanese Literature

The lawn chair soirée

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Lancement: Portraits du Mile End!

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The Words & Music Show

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Beaconsfield Bookworms: Rita Pomade author visit

“Wonder and Kindness”: Poetry Matters

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Mind the Gap book launch

P O E T R Y N I T E

Sean Michaels Launches The Wagers

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Queer Book Club – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

SpeakUp

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Mona Eltahawy launches Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

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Kids Pop Crawl: Book Reading and Activities for Kids!

Le XXe Festival International des écrivains et artistes – Val David

Atwater Poetry Project 15th Anniversary Celebration

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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

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

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WORDPLAY A writing workshop in celebration of creativity and wonder

Montreal West Reads

Book launch: Malcolm Gladwell – Talking to Strangers

Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019

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P O E T R Y N I T E

Jay Stephens Launches Dejects

Accent Open Mic

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Antoni Porowski launches Antoni in the Kitchen

Argo Reading Series: Verse, Prose & Song

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Vallum Issue 16:2 “Fear” Launch

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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!