1989-2018: Celebrating 30 Years of Community and Great Canadian Literature

Our 2018 Program

We’re busy planning an exciting series of events throughout 2018 to mark our thirtieth anniversary.

Our first event was held on Sunday, February 11 –  A co-presentation with Hillside Inside:
Lit Music – Brunch with Jann Arden and Rose Cousins
Jann Arden shared her deeply personal and affecting story.
Musical guest: Rose Cousins

More events in the coming months. Stay tuned!


Main festival: Sept 7 – 9, 2018

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Announcing our 2018 Writing Contests

Open to aspiring or modestly published writers

The Fringe – submit your work for the opportunity to present at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival on September 9

Literary Contest – $250 cash prizes for best short story, poetry collection and creative non-fiction

Children’s and Teen Poetry Contests – $25 cash prizes and free family passes

Sit down at the keyboard or pick up your pen and get working on this year’s submission. Our judges are eager to read your work.

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The Millwright: Musings from the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

August 15, 2017

In Conversation with Naomi Klein Announcement, Open Mic Night, Q&A with Heather O’Neill, Profile of Vikki VanSickle and more…
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Hold your next event at a charming venue in a lovely natural setting.

Rivermead, home of the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

historic charm • modern amenities • meeting room • presentation space • fully equipped kitchen

19 Cedar Street, Eden Mills ON  N0B 1P0

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