For underrepresented writers and playwrights
The Quebec Writers’ Federation has just launched a pilot initiative to create opportunities for promising writers and playwrights who, because of their ethnic or racial profile, have faced systemic and/or financial barriers to engaging in professional development activities. Our goal is to give a select group of literary artists additional training, skills, and professional credentials to improve their career opportunities. The program:
The 2020 Mairuth Sarsfield mentorship is designed to help aspiring writers and playwrights to develop their literary writing. In 2020, the mentorship will go to a qualified* poet who has already demonstrated an interest in literary writing.
Two writing workshop scholarships will be open to qualified* writers and playwrights who have not previously enrolled in a QWF workshop. The recipients of the scholarship will be entitled to participate in a fall workshop of their choosing free of charge. A small bursary will also be available to help offset costs related to childcare services or travel to and from the workshop sessions, and those who receive scholarships will also receive a free one-year membership in QWF.
Guest curatorship for a qualified* writer or literary performer of the Words & Music Show.
Guest editorship for underrepresented writers for the Winter issue of QWF’s literary journal, carte blanche.
* A “qualified” candidate indicates one who is Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Colour.
Lori Schubert QWF