Writers' Programs

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the
2017 Mentorship program!

The call for submissions to the 2018 Mentorship Program will be circulated in the fall.

The QWF Mentorship program is designed to help promising emerging writers make the transition to the next stage of their careers. Over a period of four months, mentors are expected to devote 35 to 40 hours to reading and responding to their protegé’s work and giving guidance towards the goal of publication or production. Protegés are expected to commit a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per month to the program.

The Quebec Writers' Federation
gratefully acknowledges the
assistance of

Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des Arts du Canada

For more information:

Telephone: (514) 933-0878

Writers in the Community

Writers in the Community, which the QWF runs in collaboration with the Centre for Literacy of Quebec, brings the literary arts to young people who are left out of the artistic mainstream. Past and present partners include Mountainview High School, Dawson Alternative School, Vanguard Intercultural School, Elizabeth House, Ste Rose, BUMP, Val d’Or Community Learning Centre, O3 Les maisons transitionelles, Batshaw Youth and Family Services, LEARN Community Learning Centre Initiative, NDG Community Council, Jeunesse 2000, Head & Hands, Leave Out Violence, Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre, the Jewish General Hospital, and VOYCE (Voices Of Youth in Care).

Street Story

Click on the image above to see the Writers in the Community web page, where you'll find a music video, audio tracks, and poems created by participants in the Writers in the Community Program.

Writers in Schools

The Culture in the Schools program gives students and teachers the opportunity to meet a professional writer in the classroom to exchange ideas about writing, language and literature, or various aspects of the writing profession. They may also participate in writing workshops.

The program is intended for students of Quebec public and private educational institutions in the French-language and English-language sectors, at the pre-school, primary and secondary levels. For a complete repertoire of writers eligible to participate in the program, see the program web site.

Any questions about the Writers in Schools program should be directed to ecrivez@uneq.qc.ca.

Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois Ministère de la Culture et des Communications

Writers in CEGEPs

For CEGEP Teachers

The Writers in CEGEPs fund allotted for English-language writers for the 2016-2017 academic year has been depleted. The fund will re-open for applications in the fall of 2017.

Attention Writers

Thank you to everyone who submitted applications for the 2017-2018 Writers in CEGEPs program. You will be notified of the results by late August.

Click here for general information on how to book a writer.

The Writers in CEGEPs program sends established English-language Quebec writers into CEGEP classrooms to promote language-arts skills and an appreciation of literature. Financed by the Ministry of Culture and Communications, the program targets both public and private CEGEPs, and is designed primarily for students enrolled in English literature courses. While English-language CEGEPs are the chief audience, French-language CEGEPs with courses in English Literature are also encouraged to invite English-language writers. The program supports events open to the greater CEGEP community.

The Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois administers the program, aided by The Quebec Writers' Federation. They may be reached at 514-849-8540 or by email, at ecrivez@uneq.qc.ca.

CEGEP professors interested in inviting a writer to their classroom can see a list of eligible writers with descriptions of their work and the activities they propose here. Links to more detailed information about the program and an application form to request funding for a writer visit, can be found in the right margin of this page.