Community Calendar

Welcome to ELAN's Community Calendar!

This is a space where active members can promote events they are organizing or those that feature their work. We’re excited to make connecting with and supporting ELAN members easier than ever! Events are listed below in chronological order.

Check out these simple instructions for submitting an event, including some tips to get you thinking about accessibility. 


  • Body Tales: Poetic Moments Past, Present, and Future

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 03:30 PM
    Zoom in Westmount, QC, Canada

    This workshop takes place over two sessions, February 16 and 18.

    Our bodies and minds know about resilience -- we will use sensory perception and imagination to connect with moments of the exquisite and the everyday, to appreciate things we've encountered so far, and to write glimpses of futures with fortitude. Have a journal or loose paper on hand.

    seeley quest is a trans disabled writer, performer, facilitator, and environmentalist, in Montreal since 2017. Working primarily in literary and body-based composition and curation, sie presented in the San Francisco Bay Area 2001-14, and has toured to Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and many US cities. Hir playscript "Crooked" is in the new McFarland anthology, At the Intersection of Disability and Drama. Not on social media, find hir via email at

  • Reflective Writing: A Workshop on Cross-Cultural Writing

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 01:30 PM
    Zoom in Westmount, QC, Canada

    This event takes place in two sessions: March 10 and March 16.

    How do you create characters and situations that have a ring of truth to them when the stories you want to tell are not from your own background or culture?

    This workshop will give participants a deeper knowledge about the pros and cons of cross-cultural writing and a chance to hear established writers talk about their own experiences with and advice about writing about peoples of other cultures and realities. Participants will be able to access a blog with workshop materials including videotaped interviews and writing examples. The blog will also provide a platform for participants to discuss issues both during and between the workshop sessions and to post writings of their own for feedback. All you need to bring is curiosity and a sense of exploration. All are welcome.

    This online workshop is being produced in partnership with the Quebec Writers' Federation.

    Dan David says he's won several awards for feature writing and essays but the one he cherishes the most is for "best storyteller." He's a former construction worker, broadcast journalist, magazine writer, and world traveller based (for now) at Kanehsatake Mohawk Territory, near Oka.