Fall 2023 Workshops Are Now Open for Registration!

Posted on: 14 August, 2023

Category: QWF News, QWF Programs, Workshops

We’re delighted to present the Fall 2023 Workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more!

We plan to hold all workshops in the QWF office, except for two—The Art of Rejection: A Masterclass and Mille-Feuille: Writing Layered Nonfiction—both of which will be held online via Zoom.

Workshops at the QWF Office will have up to two virtual slots for participants who can’t attend in person because of distance or disability. If you cannot attend in person and would like to request a virtual slot, contact Riley at riley@qwf.org.

Please click on each workshop below for a detailed description and pricing.

8-Week and 10-Week Workshops

WorkshopWorkshop LeaderSchedule
Advanced Memoir: Maintaining Momentum (closed for registration)Elaine Kalman Naves8 Mondays, Oct 2-Nov 28
6-8 pm (No meeting Oct 10)
The Secret Life of Poems (full)Robyn Sarah8 Tuesdays, Oct 3-Nov 21
6-8 pm
Mille-Feuille: Writing Layered Nonfiction (online only) (full)Susan Olding8 Tuesdays, Oct 3-Nov 21
7-9 pm
Fundamentals of Short Fiction (full)Eva Crocker8 Tuesdays, Oct 3-Nov 21
8-10 pm
Playwriting Circle: Do Be So DramaticColleen Curran8 Wednesdays, Oct 4-Nov 22
6-8 pm
So You’ve Written a Novel – Now What? (full)Sherwin Tija8 Wednesdays, Oct 4-Nov 22
8-10 pm
Opening the Floodgates: A Short Fiction Workshop (full)Rebecca Morris8 Thursdays, Oct 5-Nov 23
6-8 pm
Temporarily Stairs: Developing and Refining Long-Form FictionMaya Merrick10 Thursdays, Oct 5-Dec 7
8-10 pm

Intensive Workshops

WorkshopWorkshop LeaderDate and Time
How to Start (A Poem)Gregory BettsSaturday, Sept 23
1-4 pm
Creating a Website: Editorial, Graphic Design, MechanicsGina Roitman & Liz Perrin3 Saturdays, Oct 14-28
10 am-1 pm
The Art of Rejection: A Masterclass (online only)Elisa BassistTuesday, Oct 17
7-9 pm (online only)
Writing Historical Non-FictionJulian SherSunday, Oct 22
10 am-4 pm
The Pitch and the ScriptGerry WexlerSunday, Oct 29
10 am-4 pm
Solving the Picture Book PuzzleMonique PolakSaturday, Nov 18
10 am-4 pm

Spaces are limiteddon’t delay if you’re interested!

Scholarship Opportunities

Each workshop season, QWF offers up to eight scholarships through two programs (four scholarships each):

Scholarships are open to writers of all ages and abilities. There is no publication requirement.

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 program.

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.

Cheques can be mailed to:

Quebec Writers’ Federation
1200 Atwater Avenue, Room #3
Westmount, QC H3Z 1X4

Note: Please make sure you address your cheque to “Quebec Writers’ Federation” (not “QWF”).

Note to QWF members and student members: Please ensure that you’re logged into 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 $60 for 12 months, or $25 if you are a full-time student, and you’ll receive a discounted rate on these and future workshops, as well as many other benefits.

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