Our fall 2021 workshops will take place online through Zoom.
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>>
Life Writing: An Introductory Memoir WorkshopLed by: Karen Zey
Our lives are filled with stories—experiences of joy, heartbreak, or transformative change. If you’ve always wanted to write down true stories from your life, here’s a place to begin. More infoMore info
Creating Compelling Non-FictionLed by: Ian McGillis
Creative non-fiction has been breaking out of its niche to become an increasingly central component of the literary scene. For those wishing to enter this vibrant and thriving field, having one’s work read and constructively critiqued by an established writer and a group of one’s peers is an invaluable experience. Creating Compelling Non-Fiction is precisely such an opportunity. More infoMore info