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RAWQ Christmas Card Fundraiser

Published Dec 5, 2022

Christmas Cards 2022
Mark Christmas cards off your list by supporting the RAWQ's Christmas Card Fundraiser.☃️
Spread some holiday cheer with your loved ones this season by sending them a card. Thank you to Anne-Marie Major, Eileen Barry, Sally Keindel, Jan Eastaugh, Lisa Twolan, and William Dale for capturing and entering such lovely scenes across the Outaouais region!
Cards in packages of 10 are available at:
Shawville: Cafe 349, 349 Main Street
Wakefield: Wakefield General Store, 804 Chemin Riverside
Bristol: Cidrerie Coronation Hall Cider Mills, 206 River Road
Cards can be purchased at both of our offices. For more information, please email: oec@westquebecers.ca

We’re all Storytellers: Learning the Craft of True Life Storytelling Workshop Series

Published Nov 10, 2022

QWF StoryScaping Fall 2022

The Regional Association of West Quebecers is pleased to partner with the Quebec Writers' Federation's StoryScaping project to offer a 3-part workshop series, We’re all Storytellers: Learning the Craft of True Life Storytelling, with Nisha Coleman. Join us on Tuesdays, December 6, 13, & 20 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Free virtual series! All are welcome.

This dynamic online workshop aims to reconnect the participants with their natural storytelling selves. Participants get to know each other and understand quickly that they are already storytellers. With a segment on story structures, building tension, layered meanings, scenes, sensory details, and beginnings and endings, participants begin to conceptualize the story they want to tell by the end of the class and gain valuable insight by working in pairs and small groups. An additional segment on performance techniques equips them not only for their final “performance” but to be a better communicator in their lives at home, school, or work. Nisha will record video of all who are willing, providing them with a lasting souvenir of the workshop.
The workshop dynamic is supportive, safe, and welcoming, allowing participants to be vulnerable, open, and honest
Nisha Coleman is a writer of fiction and memoir and an award-winning storyteller. Her memoir, Busker: Stories from the Streets of Paris, was released in 2016 by Radiant Press and was chosen as one of the 2016 Best Books of the Year by Pickle Me This. Her stories have been broadcast on The Moth Radio Hour, Risk, PBS, and CBC. Her solo storytelling show, Self-Exile, was featured at the Centaur Theatre for the 2017 Wildside Festival and won the 2016 Montreal Best of Fringe as well as the Sarasolo Festival Award of Excellence.

Space is limited!

Inquiries can be directed to aco@westquebecers.ca or 819-682-9602

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Gatineau Anglophone Writing Group- Drop-in Sessions 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Jan 10, 2023

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We’re all Storytellers: Learning the Craft of True Life Storytelling Workshop Series 6:30-8:30 pm

Dec 20, 2022

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We’re all Storytellers: Learning the Craft of True Life Storytelling Workshop Series 6:30-8:30 pm

Dec 13, 2022

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