QReview – Quest’s Annual Literary Journal

QREVIEW is extraordinary for its high-quality offerings, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art, which show the creative side of our members, many of whom have never published before.

It has been our experience that upon retirement, a new burst of creativity often occurs. Perhaps it’s the release from the daily workplace grind, or the thought of reordering our lives according to considerations abandoned when we were gainfully employed. We want to take up our dormant skills and enjoy becoming proficient in new areas.

Submissions are evaluated by an editorial board prior to publication in Q REVIEW each spring.

View past issues of QREVIEW using the links below. Each edition
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Quest has workshops in composing poems and prose writing, along with a life drawing class. Coming together, we listen to the literary pieces that reflect our lifetime experience, get help in improving our output and develop confidence at the task. And participation in these workshops often leads to submissions to the Q REVIEW.


Coordinators: Helen Saffran (lead), Judy Hampson, Donna Ramer.

Members read aloud their original short stories, memoirs, essays and poems to which the class reacts and offers suggestions for improvement. The critiques are supportive to both seasoned writers and beginners and are intended to develop and encourage writing skills.


Coordinators: Judy Winn, Helen Neilson, Helen Saffran.

The focus is on reading aloud and sharing your own poems in a supportive environment where you’ll get detailed feedback. You are encouraged to experiment, to explore language, and to address all aspects of the craft in order to develop your own distinctive style and voice.