At this time, we hope to be able to hold all workshops in the QWF office with the exception of Insider Tips on How to Promote Your Book, which will be 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

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

Scroll down for the complete workshop schedule and information about scholarship opportunities.

QWF Members, please note that you must be logged in to receive the Member discount. If you are renewing your membership, this transaction must be processed first before you are able to receive a discount on workshop registration.

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 the preceding December, and for the Fall workshops in August. We offer workshops in a wide range of genres, including long- and short-form fiction, memoir, narrative non-fiction, 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

Each term, QWF offers four full scholarships to aspiring writers and playwrights who are Indigenous, Black, or persons of colour. Click here for more information>>

Needs-based Workshop Scholarships

QWF offers an additional four full scholarships each term to participants who would not be able to attend without financial support. Click here for more information>>