Quebec Writers’ Federation Announces 2023 College Writers Award Finalists

Posted on: 31 October, 2023

Category: QWF Awards, QWF College Writers Award, QWF News

Finalists to be honoured evening of November 13 at Cabaret Lion d’Or

October 30, 2023 (Montreal, QC) — The Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2023 QWF College Writers Award.

The winner of the 2023 award will be announced at the QWF Literary Awards Gala on Monday, November 13 at Cabaret Lion d’Or. The ceremony will begin at 8:00 p.m., preceded by a cocktail reception from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The College Writers Award is given to one college student in recognition of outstanding literary achievement, be it in the form of a poem, short story, or short piece of non-fiction. Known as QWF Prize for Young Writers from 2017 to 2020, the prize is awarded to a Quebec resident enrolled at one of the prize’s sponsor colleges: Champlain, Dawson, Heritage, John Abbot, Marianopolis, and Vanier.

The 2023 College Writers Award Finalists

Charles Brisson
Dawson College

Charles Brisson is an artist from Montreal. Fascinated by storytelling, he has been writing his own short stories for several years. He is currently studying 3D animation and learning about the process of filmmaking. Though a writer, Charles is first and foremost a draftsman. Every story is different, but the process always begins with drawing. Cinema has been his biggest inspiration, and in particular the stop-motion films of Henry Selick.

Photo: Dylan Chong

Nemesis Jarry
“Bad Brain Blunder”
Dawson College

Nemesis Jarry is an aspiring writer who just graduated from the English literature program at Dawson College. They write speculative fiction, as well as poetry and the occasional personal essay. Their focus is currently set on writing and publishing a novel of their own, and eventually want to go to university to continue their learning of English literature.

Katherine Li
Marianopolis College

Katherine Li is currently a student at the Université de Montréal. In her free time, she writes, reads, and plays classical piano. She is particularly fond of cappuccinos and the math rock band Covet.

Photo: Vivian Li

The 2023 QWF Awards Gala

The winner of the 2023 College Writers Award will be announced at the 25th QWF Awards Gala on Monday, November 13.

Also at the gala will be announced the winners of the 2023 QWF Literary Awards in fiction, non-fiction, first book, translation, poetry, spoken word, and children’s and young adult literature.

The gala is open to the public and tickets are now available for purchase. A cocktail reception will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 8 p.m.

Tickets to the reception are $60 ($40 for full-time students) and include two glasses of wine, beer or non-alcoholic drink and admission to the awards ceremony. Tickets for the ceremony alone are $25 ($10 for full-time students).


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