2013 QWF Award Winners Announced!Congratulations to all 2013 QWF Award finalists! The winners of the 2013 QWF Awards are:
Donald Winkler: The Major Verbs (Vehicule Press) for the Cole Foundation Prize for Translation – French to English
Ken Howe: The Civic-Mindedness of Trees (Wolsak and Wynn Publishers) for the AM Klein Prize for Poetry
Saleema Nawaz: Bone and Bread (House of Anansi Press) for the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction
Paul Blackwell: Undercurrent (Doubleday Canada) for the QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Adam Leith Gollner: The Book of Immortality (Doubleday Canada) for the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction
Andrew Szymanski: The Barista and I (Insomniac Press: Serotonin/Wayside) for the Concordia University First Book Prize
2013 Quebec Writing CompetitionThe winners of the Quebec Writing Competition, sponsored by CBC Quebec, the Quebec Writers' Federation, Maisonneuve magazine and Véhicule Press are:
Louisa Sage: QWC Reader's Choice Prize for "The Drought of Eighty-Seven"
Cora Siré: Second Prize winner for "Corporate Citizen"
Steven Manners: First Prize winner for "Agnosis"
2013 3macs carte blanche PrizeThe winner of the 3macs carte blanche Prize is Juliet Waters for her piece "Bluefooted."
Thank you to everyone who attended the gala event in celebration of the authors and of QWF's fifteenth anniversary! See you next year!
Carte Blanche Issue 19 Winter 2013
is now online
QWF's online literary journal, featuring some of the best writing from Quebec alongside a stellar lineup of international writers and artists.
Our beautiful hardcopy collector's edition of 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.
WORDS & MUSIC
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.
WRITERS OUT LOUD
The Writers Out Loud series showcases talented and personable English-language writers from across the province of Quebec.