Our Fall Workshops are now open for registration!
Scroll down to the “Upcoming Workshops” section for details of the workshops being offered.
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 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 Diversity 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>>
So You’ve Written a Novel – Now What?Led by: Sherwin Sullivan Tjia
This 8-week workshop aims to fully lay out the roadmap to traditional publishing for someone who's finished, or is close to finishing a fiction manuscript. More infoMore info
Creating a Website: Editorial, Graphic Design, MechanicsLed by: Liz Perrin & Gina Roitman
This how-to workshop series will help you understand the essentials you need to develop your website strategy, a plan for your online presence. More infoMore info
The Art of Rejection: A MasterclassLed by: Elissa Bassist
Getting good at rejection is the secret to success, both professionally and romantically. Look forward to a lecture/sermon, handouts, a Q&A, and a lot of crying — but also reaching the understanding that, in the words of comedian-turned-Dancing With the Stars contestant Kel Mitchell, “A setback just gets you ready for your comeback.” More infoMore info