Our Fall Workshops are now open for registration.
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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 ideas for workshops, so if you have a workshop that you’d like to propose or want 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>>
Your Story, EmbodiedLed by: Emma Lanza & Lukas Rowland
This workshop will involve a mixture of group discussion, critical analysis of stories, and workshopping participants' own stories with the goal of embodying an original five-minute story for invited guests at the final session More infoMore info
Edit Like an Editor: How to Edit Your Own ProseLed by: Maria Schamis Turner
Using tips, tricks, and hands-on exercises, workshop participants will learn about the different types of editing (including developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, and fact checking) and how to see their own work with fresh eyes. More infoMore info
The Author Interview: Method and ArtLed by: Shelley Pomerance
This two-part workshop will start with a discussion on the methods involved in a lively and thought-provoking author interview. Then, working in pairs, participants will prepare and present an interview, to be followed by an evaluation by the group, with a focus on constructive criticism. More infoMore info