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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.

Event organizers and promoters! If you have an event that you would like to see added to the Calendar, please use our Submission Form.

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Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

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WORDPLAY A writing workshop in celebration of creativity and wonder

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

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Expanding Our Poetic Range through Memory, Place, and the Senses

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

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The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

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Raven’s Quest Writing Retreat

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Poetry is a Relationship – Workshop with Shannon Webb Campbell

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Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

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WORDPLAY A writing workshop in celebration of creativity and wonder

Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

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NaNoWriMo Workshop 1: You Are Here – World-Building in the Novel

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Deep Curation: Experiments in Poetry Reading Curation

The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

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Writing About Controversial Topics

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Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

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Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

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Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

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The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

NaNoWriMo Workshop 2: Let’s Talk About Dialogues

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

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Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

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Write Now: A Playwriting Intensive to Jumpstart Your Play

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Expanding Our Poetic Range through Memory, Place, and the Senses

NaNoWriMo Workshop 3: The Play and Work of Writing a Picture Book

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

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The Very Short Story: Reading and Writing Fiction of 300 to 1000 Words

Urgency, Dread, Risk: A Short-Fiction Workshop

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A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

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A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

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A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

Writing to Preserve Memory: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories

Slantwise to the Truth: Navigating Narrative Nonfiction

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A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

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A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

Expanding Our Poetic Range through Memory, Place, and the Senses

Everything Happens at Once: Your Page One

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A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

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A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

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A Soundtrack for Your Words: Creating and Performing Literature with Music

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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!