At this time, we hope to be able to hold all workshops in the QWF office, with the exception of Playwriting 101: A Playwriting Intensive and Edit Like an Editor: How to Edit Your Own Prose which will both be held exclusively online.

If all goes according to plan, we will pilot a hybrid model to enable one or two participants from outside the Greater Montreal area to attend onsite workshops via digital means. If you are unable to attend in person because of distance or disability, please contact Riley at riley@qwf.org

If the public health situation deteriorates, all workshops will be moved online.

Please click on each workshop for individual pricing. 

Weeknight Workshops:
Intermediate Memoir: The Art of Truthwith Elaine Kalman Naves
Writing About Trauma
(Without Being Super Annoying)
with Tara McGowan-Ross
(Un)broken: Leveraging the Poetic Linewith Sarah Wolfson
The Art of Writing Speculative Fictionwith Su Sokol
Your Story, Embodiedwith Emma Lanza & Lukas Rowland
Playwriting 101: A Playwriting Intensivewith Erin Shields
The Art of the Short Storywith Claire Holden Rothman
Edit Like an Editor: How to Edit Your Own Prosewith Maria Schamis Turner
Writing Outside the Box: A Workshop on Edgy Fictionwith Tracey Waddleton
Weekend Workshops:
The Author Interview: Method and Artwith Shelley Pomerance
Writing Picture Book Biographies: Where to Begin?with Anne Renaud
Writing for Children’s Magazines: A Pathway to Book Publicationwith Anne Renaud
Poetry’s Return to the Returning Bodywith Isabella Wang
Narrative Prose: The Magic & the Nitty-grittywith Cora Siré
Spoken Word – An Introductory Workshopwith Liana Cusmano

Remember that places are limited (so that each participant is guaranteed individual attention and feedback) and go fast—so don’t delay if you’re interested!


Scholarship Opportunities

The QWF’s Fresh Pages Workshop Scholarships for Underrepresented Writers and Playwrights offers four scholarships for BIPOC writers each session. 

We are pleased to offer four Needs-based Workshop Scholarships in 2022 as well.

Applications are assessed in the order in which they are received, so we encourage you to apply early. 
Please click the links above for more information on each scholarship.


Workshop Registration

You can register and pay for your workshop registration online by credit card or PayPal. 

If you are unable to pay by credit card or PayPal, go ahead and reserve your place online and select the “pay by cheque” option when you reach the Checkout page on the screen. Payment will be due in the QWF office within 7 days of registration to secure your place.

As the office is still closed to the public (due to the pandemic), please mail your cheque to the QWF office:

QWF Workshops
1200 Atwater Avenue, Room #3
Westmount, QC H3Z 1X4

Please click on each workshop title (above) for individual workshop pricing.

Note to QWF members and student members: Please ensure that you’re logged in to your member account on the website to receive the discount.

QWF student members receive a 50% discount on the non-member workshop price.

Note to non-members: If you’re not a member yet, consider joining! The cost is only $40 for 12 months, or $15 if you are a full-time student, and you’ll receive a discounted rate on these and future workshops.

For further information on our workshops, including how to book, please read the information on each individual workshop page.

Join Waitlist We will inform you of any newly available spots for this workshop via email. Please note: once you receive the notice of availability, you will have 48hrs to register —or 24hrs if the workshop begins in a week or less— before the spot is made available to the next person.
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