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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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SpeakUp

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Words & Music’s 20th Anniversary Bash!

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Atwater Poetry Project presents…Kellough, Liem, and Webb-Campbell

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Graphic Novel Book Club: Berlin by Jason Lutes

Accent Open Mic

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Deep Curation: Experiments in Poetry Reading Curation

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Pieces of Process #3

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The Words & Music Show (Mile End Poets’ Festival)

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Visual Arts Centre Reading Series

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Gay Reads Book Club: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

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Accent Open Mic

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Argo Reading Series : Verse, Prose & Song

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GET LIT! Salon du Livre 2019 – Lectures Logos Readings

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Atwater Poetry Project presents…Gail Scott & Armand Ruffo

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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!