Call for QWF Workshop Proposals for 2024

Posted on: 9 May, 2023

Category: Calls for Submissions, QWF News, Workshops

Deadline: Monday, July 3, 2023

If you are an established writer, literary performer, or worker in the book industry with professional credentials, QWF invites you to submit a proposal to lead a workshop in 2024. 

About QWF Workshops

QWF workshops offer a wide range of subjects and we welcome new ideas. Recent subjects have included short story, novel, screenwriting, memoir, poetry, travel writing, spoken word, storytelling, and more. There have also been workshops on getting published, doing historical research, freelancing, making the transition to corporate writing, etc.

Most sessions are open to all; occasionally we offer an introductory creative writing workshop or a master class requiring potential participants to submit writing samples.

Workshop Formats

Most workshops follow a hybrid format, with the majority of participants attending in person at the QWF office and up to two virtual spots reserved for people who can’t attend in person. We also welcome proposals for online-only workshops. If the public health situation worsens considerably, we may have to move all workshops to an online format.

Typical workshop formats include 1-day Saturday workshops (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and 8-week evening workshops (either 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. or 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.). Proposals for other formats, such as 10-week advanced workshops or 3-hour workshops, are also welcome.

How to Submit

To propose a workshop for the 2024 series, please click below to download and complete the proposal form, and send it, along with the requested information, to

The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 3, 2023

QWF actively seeks to maximize diversity in its staff, part-time employees, membership, and board of directors. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, and encourage Indigenous persons, persons of colour, LGBTQ+ and gender-nonconforming persons, persons with disabilities,
women, and members of any other marginalized group to self‐identify if they are comfortable doing so.