About the Society

The Society holds its annual general assembly in May every year. From September to April, we organize meetings, workshops, demonstrations and conferences given by local and internationally renowned calligraphers and illuminators. Our exhibitions are open to the general public. L’Arabesque, our newsletter, is published three times a year. It features articles, interviews, achievements, and events of calligraphic interest as well as a list of activities organized by the Society.

Board of Directors 2018-2019

  • President: Joy Deneen
  • Treasurer: Inis Sansalone
  • Secretary: Michèle Dorais
  • Administrators: Mathieu Doucette, Erin Neilson, Elyse Viotto


  • International workshops: Erin Neilson
  • Local workshops: ouvert/open
  • L’Arabesque Editor: Mathieu Doucette
  • L’Arabesque designer: Musk Zhang
  • Samedis calligraphiques: Paulette Dufresne
  • Journées de la culture: Yolande Lessard
  • Exhibitions: Saskia Latendresse
  • Publicity: open
  • Hospitality: Michèle Dorais
  • Web Development: Elyse Viotto
  • Membership: Marie-Pierre Robert
  • Social Media: Joy Deneen, Mathieu Doucette, Elyse Viotto
  • Mail: Paulette Dufresne
  • Meetings secretary: Sheila Usher
  • Librarian: Matthew Meland
  • Archivist: Louise Rousseau
  • Translation and Proofreading: Marco Chioini, Joy Deneen, Mathieu Doucette, Saskia Latendresse, Diane Rioux, Patricia Shallow