Chronicling the Days – a QWF writing project

Posted on: 3 April, 2020


The submission period for ‘Chronicling the Days’ has now ended.

We received over 100 pieces from writers in Quebec telling us about their days under coronavirus lockdown – you can read them here:

Many thanks to all who have contributed to and supported the series!

Well. Here we are. What to make of these days?

We’re starting a new project at QWF for the month of April, just because. Because we’re all here, and we’re living through these bizarre days of coronavirus and pandemic, of social distancing and self isolation, of lockdown and quarantine, and while we’re all living through them, we know that we’re not all living through them in the same way. And we wanted to know how you’re getting on. What’s the story of your days?

We’re inviting you to submit a piece of writing to be part of our ‘Chronicling the Days’rach project, to be published on the QWF Writes website throughout April. For no other reason than to keep us all a bit connected. To help us try and make sense.

Are you going through this at home on your own? Are you suddenly working and living with small children or teenagers in the house? Coming back from abroad and under quarantine, or suddenly very familiar with the walks in your local neighbourhood? Are you worrying about friends and family further away? away? Getting to know your neighbours (or not)? Is your supermarket holding up? Are you becoming a gourmet cook, or very fond of ramen and cheese sandwiches? Are you a new lover of Skype or have had one too many Zoom cocktail parties? Do you miss poetry readings? Are you a fan of Arruda? Are you worried about economic implications? Have you read that massive pile of books by your bed? Have you made a list for ‘after’? Have you watched Tiger King?

Every story is valid.

You can keep up with the series at QWF Writes here: