About the Society

Founded in 1979, La Société des calligraphes de Montréal is a non-profit organization dedicated to the exchange of knowledge and ideas among amateur and professional calligraphers, as well as individuals in the related arts. Through workshops, lectures and exhibitions, we strive to expand public awareness towards Latin calligraphy and develop a higher level of proficiency amongst our membership and within the Montreal community. From September to May, we organize meetings, workshops, demonstrations and conferences given by local and internationally renowned calligraphers. Our printed publication, L’Arabesque, is published three times a year and features articles and interviews of calligraphic interest. Membership to our guild is open to anyone with a love of letters. Our logo was created by Lorna Mulligan.

Board of Directors 2020-2021

  • President: Mathieu Doucette
  • Treasurer: Inis Sansalone
  • Secretary: Erin Neilson
  • Administrators: Elyse Viotto, two (2) vacant positions


  • International workshops: Kathy Feig
  • Local workshops: vacant
  • L’Arabesque Editor: vacant
  • L’Arabesque designer: Musk Zhang
  • Samedis calligraphiques: Paulette Dufresne
  • Journées de la culture: vacant
  • Exhibitions: vacant
  • Publicity: vacant
  • Hospitality: vacant
  • Web Development: Lissette Leivas
  • Membership: Marie-Pierre Robert
  • Social Media: Erin Neilson
  • Mail: Paulette Dufresne
  • Meetings secretary: vacant
  • Librarian: vacant
  • Archivist: Louise Rousseau
  • Translation and Proofreading: Claire Bourassa, Marco Chioini, Julie Filion, Saskia Latendresse, Diane Rioux, Carole Scheffer