The Spring 2020 QWF Workshops are now open for registration! See below for our 8- and 10-week evening and Saturday workshops, running from March to June 2020. 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 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
The Quebec Writers’ Federation is delighted to announce four scholarships to participate in QWF writing workshops during the spring session of 2020. 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
Inventing the Truth: The Art of Personal WritingLed by: Joel Yanofsky
We will investigate a variety of forms of personal writing with the goal of transforming our lives into compellingly honest stories. More infoMore info
Narrative Non-fiction: Creating ScenesLed by: Adam Leith Gollner
This workshop is open to writers who have already taken a writing workshop or published at least one short piece of prose fiction or non-fiction. More infoMore info
Poetry and Prose: Writing From the Body-MindLed by: seeley quest
This workshop will spend time on poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction, focusing on convening writers with disabilities and our allies. Selected texts and exercise prompts will draw attention to experiences of body and mind, and encourage expanding vocabularies to narrate and lyricize embodied and cognitive states. More infoMore info