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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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Visual Arts Centre Reading Series

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SpeakUp

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Bodies in Lyric – Tanya Evanson on Spoken Word @ 4th SPACE

Bodies in Lyric with Tanya Evanson

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Shut Up and Write! with QWF

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Listening for Labour: Feminist Close Listening in the Literary Audio Archive – a talk by Karis Shearer and Deanna Fong

Argo Reading Series : Love Fest

Science Fiction Workshop: Writing and Creating Alternative Worlds

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Sharing and Feedback Session

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The Words and Music Show

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Book Launch: Desmond Cole – The Skin We’re In

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Poetry Matters – Shane Neilson

Get the Word Out: Book Coverage in the Media

Science Fiction Workshop: Writing and Creating Alternative Worlds

Meet the author : Rodney Saint-Éloi

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Shut Up & Write! with QWF

Valentine’s Story Time | Heure du conte de la Saint-Valentin

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Women’s All-day Writing Retreat

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Accent Open Mic – Cactus Press Launch

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Book Launch: Kaie Kellough – Dominoes at the Crossroads

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Morris House Reading Series – Elise Moser

Double Book Launch: “CanLit Across Media: Unarchiving the Literary Event” & “Home Feelings”

Book Launch: William Gibson – Agency (with guest Natalia Yanchak)

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Book Launch: Megan Fernandes – Good Boys w/ Alexei Perry Cox and Joshua Neves

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Heure du conte en espagnol avec Yayo!

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Visual Arts Centre Reading Series

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Poetry w/ Sarah Wolfson, James Crews, Kasia Juno, Laura Zacharin

SpeakUp

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Shut Up & Write! with QWF

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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

Have a great summer!
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

December

 
  • QWF Office will be closed on Monday, December 21st 2020, and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021. Happy Holidays!