EMWF Showcase: Emerge!

Thursday September 10, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST (online)

The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is a proud supporter of emerging writers. During this 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.

This event includes closed captioning.


The University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA is one of the premier graduate writing programs in this country. Among our graduates are such Canadian literary notables as Jael Richardson, writer, commentator and artistic director of The Festival of Literary Diversity; Ayelet Tsabari, winner of the Sami Rohr Prize for International Jewish Literature; Liz Howard, winner of the Griffin Prize for Canadian Poetry, Governor General’s Award-winning dramatist Robert Chafe; and Canadian Screen Award-winning Canadian director and screenwriter Kathleen Hepburn, among many others who are remapping the Canadian cultural landscape. Join us for a series of short readings by six current MFA students. Prepare to be tantalized, awestruck, thrilled – and left wanting more. Get a taste of the work of some phenomenal emerging writers and say that you heard them here first.

The University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA, part of the University of Guelph’s College of Arts, is located at the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto. For more information go to: https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/cwmfa.

Read at the Fringe is the EMWF's long-standing contest for emerging writers that awards winners the opportunity to read their work at the festival. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of judges through a blind process, and a winner is selected in each of the three categories (Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry). The Fringe has a long tradition of winners who have gone on to great success, returning to the EMWF as published authors, including Anthony DeSa, Kim Echlin and Alison Pick. We’re thrilled to showcase and celebrate the work of our 2020 Read at the Fringe winners. We can’t wait to see what they do next.

A chapbook of the winning Fringe entries will be produced by PS Guelph.


Thank you to our supporters:
The Angel Gabriel Foundation, The Canada Council for the Arts, The Department of Canadian Heritage, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, League of Canadian Poets, Open Book, The Ontario Arts Council, The Pollock Family Fund and Wellington County.