EMWF Showcase: Vocamus Writers Community

Join three very different Guelph-area authors as they read and talk about their new books. Clifford Jackman, a Governor General Award shortlisted author, will read from The Braver Thing, a rollicking pirate story that also explores questions of good governance that are perhaps more relevant today than ever. Mike Chaulk reads from Night Lunch, a collection of poetry about a young deckhand on a fishing boat in Labrador. And Anna Cox reads from I Keep My Worries in My Teeth, a novel about three women and a pencil factory that is equal parts humour and heartbreak. The authors will also spend some time talking with the session host about their writing process.

Sep 10 from 8-9 pm ET. More info and register at https://edenmillswritersfestival.ca/vocamus-writers-community-2/

EMWF Showcase: Emerge!

The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival (EMWF) is a proud supporter of emerging writers. During this online session you’ll hear from some of the most exciting upcoming writers from The University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA program, and our Read at the Fringe contest winners.

Sep 10 from 7-8 pm ET. Register at edenmillswritersfestival.ca/emerge

EMWF Panel: The Creative Response

The motivation to write a book is often deeply personal. These three startling new works of fiction have all been written in response to real-life subjects close to the hearts of the authors: decolonization and degentrification, the climate emergency, and the tension between modern and traditional customs. This panel will explore the stories behind the stories – the social, cultural, and environmental issues that inspired the books.

Presenters: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Noopiming: The Cure For White Ladies, Catherine Bush, Blaze Island, and Farzana Doctor, Seven.

September 3 from 8-9 pm ET.