Fund for Public Readings by Quebec English-Language Writers

Funded by The Canada Council for the Arts

The Quebec Writers Out Loud program to support readings across Canada by Quebec-based English-language authors has been renewed for the period from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. About the program.

The 2016 QWF Awards — Open for Submissions

Find the calls for submission, forms and other information on the Awards section of the website.

Video highlights of the 2015 Awards Gala

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 Awards Gala, the volunteers, and gala sponsor BMO Financial Group.

Visit Hire-A-Writer Directory

The QWF Hire-A-Writer Directory

We are currently accepting applications for writers who wish to be included in the directory. Those accepted will be added to the directory at the end of its current pilot period, in April 2016. Find out more.

CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence

QWF is thrilled to announce the inaugural CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence, Monique Polak! For more details read a recent blog entry by Monique.

carte blanche
The latest issue of carte blanche is full of riveting submissions from around the world. With guest fiction editor Guillaume Morissette

Read the carte blanche Winter 2016 Issue #26 right here.

QWF Literary Dinners... And Teas!

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

Attention CEGEP Professors! Did you know about the Writers in CEGEPs Program?

Click here for information about the program.

Donate Now Through!

You did it! Thank you to everyone who supported the 2016 "Pyramid Campaign" and helped the QWF raise $10,000 to support the Writers in the Community program! Read more.

WIC workshop leaders Greg Santos and Tanya Evanson enjoying the work of their protégés at La Tuque High School using videoconferencing equipment courtesy of the Quebec Community Groups Network. Photo by Rita Legault.


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.