About the QWF

The Quebec Writers' Federation (QWF) is playing an increasingly prominent role in the life of the Quebec English-language literary community as an arts presenter and professional and community educator, as well as the representative of Quebec's English-language writers. The diversity of its activities reflects the diversity of its membership. Along with professional and emerging writers, the QWF includes those who have a personal interest in writing and many who have joined because they are interested in high quality literary events, activities and programs. All of these constituents are linked by the QWF vision that works toward ensuring a lasting place for English literature and its practitioners on the Quebec cultural scene.

QWF is a registered charity (14031 9518 RR 0001) with the following legal purposes:

2017-18 QWF Board Members

Executive Committee
President: Linda Morra
Vice President: Branka Petrovic
Treasurer: Leigh Kotsilidis
Secretary: Katia Grubisic
Jason Camlot
Christopher DiRaddo
Jeramy Dodds
Bonnie Farmer
Harold Hoefle
Julie Keith
Susi Lovell
Jeffrey Mackie
Elise Moser
Gregory Santos
Robert Schwartzwald

What we do

In order to promote and encourage English language writing and writers in Quebec, QWF is involved in a wide range of activities, publications and programs. They include:

In addition, QWF collaborates with the following programs and partners:

QWF is a member of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN)

The QWF Awards

Every year, QWF shines the spotlight on the best English-language writers to emerge from Quebec. The Awards Gala, which began in 1988 under QSPELL, has grown into one of Montreal's most eagerly-anticipated literary events, and includes:

Benefits of membership

QWF members receive:

Major funders

Major funding for QWF comes the Canada Council for the Arts. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. It also comes from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), prize sponsorships, membership fees and donations.

Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des Arts du Canada

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Conseil des arts de Montréal