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The Winners Are Here!

We couldn't be more excited to announce the Winners of the 19th Annual QWF Awards! Click here for the full list.

2018 QWF Mentorship Program

The QWF Mentorship program is designed to help promising emerging writers make the transition to the next stage of their careers.

Congratulations to the 2018 Mentorship pairs!

We're delighted to announce that the following writers have been paired up for the QWF's 2018 Mentorship Program.

The 2018 Mentorship pairs are


  • Eliza Robertson is mentoring Ann Cavlovic (Gatineau)
  • Claire Holden Rothman is mentoring Mitra Thompson (Montreal)

  • Nonfiction
  • Licia Canton is mentoring Amanda Feder (Montreal)
  • Merrily Weisbord is mentoring Sidney Brunet (Montreal)

  • Poetry
  • Peter Richardson is mentoring Geneviève Zimantas (Montreal)

  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Elise Moser is mentoring Vanessa Bonneau (Outremont)

  • Learn more about the QWF Mentorship Program.

    Spring 2018 Writing Workshops

    The Spring 2018 Writing Workshops are on their way! The schedule is being finalised now and we'll be launching the programme, and opening registration, in the last week of January. Watch this space...

    You can see the descriptions of our Fall 2017 workshops here. .

    carte blanche

    carte blanche Issue 31 - Fall 2017 is now online. Read it!

    The 2017 QWF Awards

    Thank you to everyone who submitted a book. Read the list of submissions.

    CBC Montreal

    2018 CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence Program

    We were delighted to announce writer - and QWF Member - Joshua Levy is the 2018 CBC/Writer-in-Residence! You can follow Josh on Twitter @JoshAdamLevy and read more about his thoughts on the appointment here.

    Fund for Public Readings by Quebec English-Language Writers

    Funded by The Canada Council for the Arts

    The Quebec Writers’ Out Loud fund is fully committed for the year April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. However, it is possible that some funds will be freed up due to cancellation, so you are welcome inquire or submit an application on spec.

    We will begin accepting applications for the year beginning April 1, 2018 on December 1, 2017.

    Learn more about the program.

    Visit Hire-A-Writer Directory

    The QWF Hire-A-Writer Directory

    Whether you’re a writer looking for an experienced coach, or a writing coach looking for clients, you’ll want to take a look. Find out more about the directory.

    QWF Literary Dinners... And Teas!

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

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

    Read about the Writers in CEGEPs program.

    Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

    Turtle Island Reads

    Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 Turtle Island Reads!

    Click here to watch a live recording of the event.

    Writers in the Community pairs small groups of young people with a professional writer or literary performance artist who can teach them and, more important, motivate them, to use language to express themselves in productive ways.


    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.