The 2016 QWF Awards

Congratulations to all of the finalists for the 2016 QWF Awards, the 3Macs carte blanche Prize, the 2017 CBC/QWF Writer in Residence and to Rana Bose, who received the Judy Mappin Community Award. Visit the Awards page to see who won.

Thank you to gala sponsor - BMO Financial Group.

The QWF's 2017 Mentorship Program

Thanks to everyone who submitted an application to the 2017 QWF Mentorship program! All applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision by the second week of January 2017.

carte blanche

carte blanche Issue 28 - Fall 2016 is now online. Read it here.

Turtle Island Reads

Find out more about this live public event celebrating Indigenous stories and authors last September at Kahnawake Survival School in Kahnawake.

Fund for Public Readings by Quebec English-Language Writers

Funded by The Canada Council for the Arts

The Quebec Writers Out Loud Fund, which supports readings across Canada by Quebec-based English-language authors, is tentatively committed for the period from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. It is possible that some funds will be freed up if an event is cancelled, so feel free to contact Lori Schubert at to inquire. You may submit applications for readings that will take place in the year beginning April 1, 2017. 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!

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!

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.