Quebec Writers' Federation Workshops

Summer 2017
FOR TEENS (14 to 18)
Workshop leader: Cam Terwilliger

Sign up for one, two, or all three. Space is limited, so first come, first served!
Workshops take place at the QWF Office, 1200 Atwater Avenue
(Atwater Library), Room 3, Westmount

These workshops are free, but limited to 12 participants, so you must contact the QWF office to register.

For more information, or to register:
(514) 933-0878 or

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Bringing Your Characters to Life

What would novels and stories be without exciting characters? What would Harry Potter or Treasure Island be without their casts of wizards and pirates? In this class, you’ll learn how to make your characters live and breathe through interesting details and dialogue.

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Flash Fiction

Flash fiction has become one of the most vibrant modes in which to write. These extremely short stories come in many different shapes: some realistic, some fantastic, and some relying on the associative power of poetry. Whatever the case, flash fiction is a great opportunity for new writers to venture into the world of fiction. This seminar will provide in-class writing prompts so you can try your hand at this interesting mode of fiction.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
How to Tell a Great Story

Have you ever wondered how writers put us on the edge of our seats with their stories? This class will teach you some exciting tricks to do just that. Learn how to get the action rolling in the first sentence of your story, then how to pull the reader into a real page-turner from there.

Bryan Demchinsky

Cam Terwilliger's fiction and narrative journalism can be found online in American Short Fiction, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, and Narrative, where he was named one of Narrative’s “15 Under 30.” In print, his writing appears in West Branch, Post Road, and Gettysburg Review, among others. His work has been supported by fellowships and scholarships from the Fulbright Program, the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Bread Loaf, Tin House, and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences. He teaches at Drew University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.



Registration Information

To register, email [ workshops AT QWF DOT org ].

Payment Information

Payment is due within one week of registration to confirm your spot. Payment options are listed in the column to the right.

Please familiarize yourself with our
cancellation policy.

QWF workshop cancellation policy

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QWF and accessibility

For more information:

(514) 933-0878
[ workshops AT QWF DOT org ]

QWF gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des Arts du Canada