2014 QWF Awards Shortlist

Join us on Tuesday, November 18 when we announce this year’s winners of the QWF Awards. Take your place among this year’s finalists and many other literary luminaries at our pre-ceremony cocktail dînatoire. It’s the best bash of the year for Quebec’s English-language literary community. This year’s Gala honours “Great Women of Words” Maya Angelou, Mavis Gallant and Alice Munro.

Click here to see video from the 2013 QWF Awards Ceremony.

The 2014 QWF Awards Gala
Celebrating “Great Women of Words”
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hosted by Merilyn Simonds
and featuring a special performance by Moe Clark

Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
2490 Notre-Dame West, Montreal
cocktail dînatoire & ceremony, 6:30 p.m. ($50 regular; $40 full-time students)
Ceremony only, 8:00 p.m. ($20 regular; $10 full-time students)

Tickets to the ceremony will be available for purchase starting October 27 at Argo Books, Babar en ville, Bibliophile, Clio Bookstore, Paragraphe and The Word.

Tickets to the cocktail dînatoire are available in the QWF office only (1200 Atwater Avenue, Room 3).

For more information, please call 514 933-0878.

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.

Read the complete list of submissions for the 2014 QWF Awards here!

ERDC Starts Settlement Distribution Process

Freelance writers who wrote for The Gazette between 1985 and 2010 should complete a form if they want to take part in the distribution. Claimants have until March 5, 2015 to file. Follow this link for information and instructions.

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.

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.

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!

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!


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.