New Fund for Public Readings by Quebec English-Language Writers

Funded by The Canada Council for the Arts

The Quebec Writers’ Federation is accepting applications from eligible organizations throughout Canada to support readings by Quebec-based English-language authors. For info visit: Quebec Writers Out Loud.

Save the date!

The 2014 QWF Awards will take place on Tuesday, November 18th in Montreal. Additional details to come.

QWF Literary Dinners... And Teas!

Interested in hosting a literary star and 20 of your friends for dinner or tea? Read about it here.

Fall 2014 Writing Workshops

Fall Session 2014 now open to the public for registration! For details, click here.

See the 95 books submitted to the 2014 QWF Awards here!

You can read the list of submissions by clicking here. The shortlist will be announced in October.

Writers CEGEPs 2014-2015

For information on how to book a writer, please click here.

carte blanche #21 Spring / Summer 2014 now online!

Read carte blanche here and visit often.

Connecting Communities

Read Daniel Rowe's article in the QWF Reaches Out to Kahnawake in the Eastern Door.

2013 QWF Awards Gala

Watch this video footage courtesy of carefulMEDIA.
Click here to view gala photos and a list of the QWF Award finalists, the winners of 2013 Quebec Writing Competition, and the winner of 2013 3macs carte blanche Prize.

The 2014 Writers in the Community Pyramid Campaign

Thank you to everyone who joined the 2014 "Pyramid Campaign" to support the wonderful work of our "Writers in the Community"! Read more.

WIC Pyramid Campaign

Happy Anniversary carte blanche!

Carte Blanche

carte blanche's 10th anniversary is this fall! We hope that you'll visit often this year to take in all of the special contributions that will be posted to celebrate.

Our beautiful hardcopy collector's edition of carte blanche Issue 15 is available through print-on-demand. Original art and design by Martha Ailish Moore. Get yours now!

StoryNet Mentorship Program for Non-Fiction Writers

QWF is pleased to announce the following results of the competition for the QAHN StoryNet2 Mentorship Program:

Mark Abley will mentor Casey Lambert of Montreal.
Marianne Ackerman will mentor Amy Fish of Hampstead.
Shelagh Plunkett will mentor Stephen Lessard of Montreal.

The mentors will guide their protegés in the preparation and submission of two articles each, which will appear in issues of the magazine Quebec Heritage News starting in December 2013.

This program was made possible by a grant to the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network by the Department of Canadian Heritage, and is being administered by the Quebec Writers' Federation.

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Words and Music is the QWF's literary cabaret. It usually takes place the 3rd Sunday of every month at Casa del Popolo, 4873 boul. St-Laurent. Doors open at 8:00 and the show starts at 9:00.


The Writers Out Loud series showcases talented and personable English-language writers from across the province of Quebec.