COVID-19 UPDATE REGARDING WORKSHOPS — our workshops are now being offered online using Zoom.
Please visit our qwf.org home page for general programming updates. We will continue to monitor the public health situation and update members and our community as the need arises.
Thank you for your understanding!
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. 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
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. Click here for more information>>
New in Fall 2020: Needs-based Workshop Scholarships
QWF offers four full scholarships each workshop term (spring and fall) to participants who would not be able to attend without financial support. Click here for more information>>
Writing Memorable Characters for the ScreenLed by: Wiebke von Carolsfeld
In this workshop we will focus on how to create compelling, engaging, and memorable characters for the screen. We will discuss how to put your heroes (and their antagonists) into the most dramatic, yet telling situations (crucial even in comedies), how to develop character arcs that are surprising but still believable, and how to make your fictional characters talk in a way that is both realistic and entertaining. More infoMore info