Rapid Fire Reading, Ricochet Writing

Follow this link to watch a recording of the event from Wednesday Nov. 25th! Join us as we kick off the Read Quebec: Holiday Book Fest with an online version of this much-loved, fast-paced literary variety show. Fifteen writers from a range of genres will keep things hopping by reading from their new work—for only […]

Montreal Review of Books Fall Issue Launch

Help us celebrate the launch of the fall issue of the Montreal Review of Books! With readings by featured authors Carmine Starnino, Kama La Mackerel, and Eva Crocker. This event will be transcribed live. Brief instructions on how to access the live transcript will be provided at the event. Eva Crocker is the author of the critically acclaimed […]

Black Writers Out Loud: Kaie Kellough in Conversation with Canisia Lubrin

Black Writers Out Loud is a series of Quebec Writers’ Federation events celebrating Black literary arts in Quebec. This fourth event in the series is co-produced with the AELAQ, and features Kaie Kellough in conversation with Canisia Lubrin. These two award-winning authors from the worlds of poetry and prose come together to speak on their […]

Meet the Presses: Publishing in 2020

How has the pandemic affected an already-precarious industry? What are the new challenges, and how are publishers meeting them? What strengths can they bring, and what’s the way forward? More generally, how do publishers decide what to publish? What can authors do to get their books noticed? Get the answers to these questions and more […]

The Favorite Game: English-Quebec Literary Trivia

How book-savvy are you? Test your knowledge of all things Quebec lit in this virtual pub quiz (you'll have to BYOB). Pit your wit against the crackerjack mind of quizmaster and poet Larissa Andrusyshyn, win prizes!  How to participate: Draft a team of up to 3 people and register for the event (you can also […]

Storytime – Heure du conte: Little Girl Gazelle/L’enfant gazelle

Story hour comes to your house -- c’est l’heure du conte chez vous!  Sit your young ones down to hear the story of Little Girl Gazelle, who learned to run before she could walk, as told by author Stéphane Martelly and translator Katia Grubisic. For kids aged 4-8, in French and English. This event will be transcribed live. […]

Montreal Review of Books – Spring 2021 Issue Launch

  Montreal Review of Books' Spring 2021 issue launches on Thursday, March 18. At 7pm, join us for a virtual launch event featuring readings by Tawhida Tanya Evanson (whose novel Book of Wings is out from Esplanade Books), poet stephanie roberts (whose collection rushes from the river disappointment is out from McGill-Queens University Press) and noted […]

Montreal Review of Books – Fall Issue Launch

Atwater Library 1200, Atwater Ave., Westmount, Québec

Montreal Review of Books – Fall Issue Launch Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 7 pm Atwater Library and Computer Centre, Reading Room 1200, Atwater Avenue, Westmount (Québec) H3Z 1X4 In person and live-streamed (see below for details) The Montreal Review of Books team is thrilled to invite you to the launch of our Fall Issue. Join […]


Tomson Highway in conversation with Ann-Marie MacDonald

Shatford Hall, Centre St. Jax 1439 Sainte-Catherine Street W., Montreal, Québec

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7 pm Centre St. Jax, Shatford Hall, Sainte-Catherine street entrance 1439, Sainte-Catherine Street W., Montreal QC H3G 1S6 In person and live-streamed (see below for details) Playwright, novelist, composer, and pianist, Tomson Highway’s play The Rez Sisters and his novel Kiss of the Fur Queen brought Cree life to the world. […]


Marie-Claire Blais in conversation with Katia Grubisic

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, this event, originally scheduled for November 17th,  has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 20th, at 7 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, and hope to see you then! Saturday, November 20, 2021, 7 p.m. Online on Zoom, registration required (see below for details) Iconic Quebec […]