Our Fall Workshops are now open for registration.
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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 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>>
The Art of the Short StoryLed by: Claire Holden Rothman
Open to writers of all levels, this 10-week workshop is an investigation of the modern short story. What exactly is a story? What distinguishes it from an anecdote, or a lie? More infoMore info
The Art of Writing Speculative FictionLed by: Su J Sokol
Speculative Fiction, a literary genre that can encompass anything from science-fiction and fantasy to magic realism, slipstream, alternate history, horror, steampunk, fairy tales and fables, dystopia, and surrealism, has been with us for as long as we’ve been telling stories. More infoMore info
Narrative Prose: The Magic & the Nitty-grittyLed by: Cora Siré
This one-day workshop is for writers of prose (fiction and nonfiction) seeking to make the most of their writing practice and create quality, publishable work. It is geared to both beginner and intermediate writers. More infoMore info