The 2019 Fall QWF Workshops are now open for registration! See below for our 8-week evening and Saturday workshops, running from the end of September to mid December 2019. QWF Members, please note that you must be logged in to receive the Member discount.
QWF Writing Workshops help participants develop writing with the support of an experienced professional writer-facilitator and feedback from peers.
QWF runs two regular seasons of writing workshops per year, in Spring (March to May) and Fall (October to December). Registration for the Spring workshops opens in January, and for the Fall workshops in August. We offer workshops in a wide range of genres, including long- and short-form fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, children’s and/or young adult literature, and career-related topics.
We occasionally run single workshops at other times of year – keep an eye on the site and listings!
We’re always looking for new workshop leaders, and for new ideas for workshops, so if you have a workshop that you’d like to propose, or that you’d like to see QWF organize, please write to us.
The Fresh Pages initiative: Workshop Scholarships for Underrepresented Writers
The Quebec Writers’ Federation is delighted to announce two scholarships to participate in QWF writing workshops during the fall session of 2019. This opportunity is a component of our new “Fresh Pages” initiative, which is designed to help aspiring writers and playwrights who are Indigenous, Black, or persons of colour develop their literary writing. A modest bursary is available to help with such costs as childcare or travel, and each scholarship recipient will receive a free one-year membership in QWF. More information here
The Art (and Fun) of Pitching – SOLD OUTLed by: Julie Barlow
This one-day workshop is designed primarily for nonfiction writers, but is open to writers of all genres and levels, from beginners to seasoned authors. Limited to 12 participants. More infoMore info
Writing About Controversial TopicsLed by: Joseph Rosen
Where is your edge as a writer, and as a thinker? Our personal experiences often provide a window onto important social issues and timely political questions. But it can be challenging to write about controversial topics in an era of political polarization. More infoMore info