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QWF Annual Picnic

19 August at 13:00 15:00 EDT

Saturday, August 19, 1-3 pm
La Grande Galerie, La Cité-des-Hospitalières, (Teesri Duniya Theatre, 251 avenue des Pins Ouest, Montreal)
Open to all, RSVPs encouraged

The Quebec Writers’ Federation is inviting members and friends for a picnic at the Grande Galerie of La Cité-des-Hospitalières on August 19, Saturday, at 1pm.

On the year of our 25th anniversary, the QWF is excited to host our annual picnic at the historic La Cité-des-Hospitalières (251 Pine Ave W). We’re celebrating our continuous organizational success, while also welcoming new faces to the QWF Family.

The picnic will be from 1-3pm on Saturday August 19. As the terrace is covered, the picnic will go on even if summer starts showering. However, in case of extreme weather, the picnic will be moved to another date.

As part of the picnic, we’ll be holding a sixty-second spotlight where members can pitch their recent work (book, play, short story, etc.). We’ll also be introducing a buddy system for new members (more info below).

If you’d like to present for the sixty-second spotlight, email Riley at riley@qwf.org. Signing up is free, but please bring a door prize (a copy of your book, for example).

Light refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own drinks. This event is free for both QWF members and non-members. Catch up with old friends, make new ones, and learn more about QWF!

We do ask that you RSVP below so that our team has a good estimate of the number of attendees at the picnic.

The Sixty-Second Spotlight

Inspired by ELAN’s Minute Market, the Sixty-Second Spotlight gives QWF members exactly sixty seconds to promote their recent work (book, play, etc.) and pitch it to the entire group! Signing up to present is free, but you have to donate a door prize (a copy of your book, for example) to the event. Email Riley (riley@qwf.org) if you would like to present.

Note: Registration for the Sixty-Second Spotlight is now full.

Buddy System

Interested in attending, but don’t know anyone? QWF is excited to debut our new Buddy System! New members can request to be paired up with one of our more experienced and friendly members during the event so they have someone dedicated with whom to interact. Email Riley (riley@qwf.org) if you’re a new or prospective member looking for a buddy for this event.

Accessibility Information

The venue is wheelchair-accessible, however if you need to use a ramp, we ask that you let us know beforehand as the venue’s security team that manages the ramp leading into the building needs some advance notice. Email Riley (riley@qwf.org) if you need ramp access.


Thank you to Teesri Duniya Theatre for letting us use their space for this event!



251 Avenue des Pins Ouest
Montreal, Quebec H2W1R5 Canada
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