Spring 2022 QWF Workshops Are Now Open for Registration!

Posted on: 14 December, 2021

Category: Fresh Pages, QWF News, QWF Programs, Workshops

At this time, we hope to be able to hold all workshops in the QWF office with the exception of Insider Tips on How to Promote Your Book, which will be exclusively online. If all goes according to plan, we will pilot a hybrid model to enable one or two participants from outside the Greater Montreal area to attend onsite workshops via digital means. If you are unable to attend in person because of distance or disability, please contact Riley at riley@qwf.org

If the public health situation deteriorates, all workshops will be moved online.

Please click on each workshop for individual pricing. 

Weeknight Workshops:
Intermediate Memoir: The Art of Truthwith Elaine Kalman Naves
Translating Quebecwith Arielle Aaronson
A Journey into Spoken Wordwith Deanna (DNA) Smith
Mining Personal History to Enrich Our Short Fictionwith Mark Paterson 
Pitching on Paper: Creating a TV Series Proposalwith Jennifer McAuley
Narrative Non-Fiction: Creating Sceneswith Adam Leith Gollner
Write to Thrillwith Catherine McKenzie
Forms and Frames – A Poetry Workshopwith Patrick O’Reilly
Weekend Workshops:
Illuminated Grant-Writingwith Tawhida Tanya Evanson
Creating a Universe with Wordswith Antolina Ortiz Moore
Insider Tips on How to Promote Your Bookwith Tommy Schnurmacher
Commentary Camp: Frame It. Write It. Publish It.with Lori Sokol

Remember that places are limited (so that each participant is guaranteed individual attention and feedback) and go fast—so don’t delay if you’re interested!


Scholarship Opportunities

The QWF’s Fresh Pages Workshop Scholarships for Underrepresented Writers and Playwrights offers four scholarships for BIPOC writers each session. 

We are pleased to offer four Needs-based Workshop Scholarships in 2022 as well.

Applications are assessed in the order in which they are received, so we encourage you to apply early. 
Please click the links above for more information on each scholarship.


Workshop Registration

You can register and pay for your workshop registration online by credit card or PayPal. 

If you are unable to pay by credit card or PayPal, go ahead and reserve your place online and select the “pay by cheque” option when you reach the Checkout page on the screen. Payment will be due in the QWF office within 7 days of registration to secure your place.

As the office is still closed to the public (due to the pandemic), please mail your cheque to the QWF office:

QWF Workshops
1200 Atwater Avenue, Room #3
Westmount, QC H3Z 1X4

Please click on each workshop title (above) for individual workshop pricing.

Note to QWF members and student members: Please ensure that you’re logged in to your member account on the website to receive the discount.

QWF student members receive a 50% discount on the non-member workshop price.

Note to non-members: If you’re not a member yet, consider joining! The cost is only $40 for 12 months, or $15 if you are a full-time student, and you’ll receive a discounted rate on these and future workshops.

For further information on our workshops, including how to book, please read the information on each individual workshop page.