The Spring 2021 QWF Workshops Are Open for Registration!

Posted on: 23 December, 2020

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

The Spring 2021 QWF Workshops are now open for registration!

This season, all of our workshops will be held online via Zoom, except for Writing with the River with Elise Moser.

We are thrilled to present workshops in memoir, fiction, non-fiction, short fiction, children’s & YA literature, journalism, poetry, screenwriting, creative writing, grant writing, and media relations! Read on for an overview of our 6- and 8-week workshops, short-session weekday workshops, and weekend workshops; some workshops will begin in March 2021 while the rest are staggered throughout the season until the end of May 2021.

In addition to the already announced Poetry and Prose: Writing from the Body-Mind with seeley quest (taking place over two sessions in January 2021), the 13 workshops are listed below for your perusal!

6- and 8-Week Workshops:
The Lighter Side of Memoir Writingwith Edeet Ravel
Story Architecture: A Short-Fiction Workshopwith Rebecca Morris
Crafting Kick-Arse Tales for Kids and Teenswith Raquel Rivera
Beginnings, Openings, Origins: A Poetry Workshopwith T. Liem
Telling Tales: Long-form Journalism for Mainstream Mediawith Richard Andrews
Fiction: Reconstructions of Realitywith H. Nigel Thomas
The Three-Act Theory of Life (and Screenwriting)with J. Jacob Potashnik
Speculative Fiction: Creating and Writing Alternative Worldswith Su J. Sokol
Short-Session Weekday Workshops:
Research and Creationwith Chelsea Vowel
Reflective Writing: A Workshop on Cross-Cultural Writing
(in collaboration with the Atwater Writers Exhibition)
with Dan David
Media Relations 101 for the Arts – The Basics in a Six-Hour Workshopwith Carolyne Van Der Meer
Weekend Workshops:
Poetry and Prose Writing From the Body-Mindwith seeley quest
Illuminated Grant-Writingwith Tawhida Tanya Evanson
Writing with the Riverwith Elise Moser

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 scholarships for BIPOC writers. 

We are pleased to continue into 2021 the Needs-based Workshop Scholarships, 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 into 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.


Please note that the QWF office is closed for the holidays starting December 19 and will reopen on January 4, 2021. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your workshop registration or payment, please direct them to our workshops email account; we will do our best to respond to your inquiry ASAP in the New Year!