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We’re going to miss seeing you in Eden Mills this year, so let’s keep in touch. From May – October 2020, we’re presenting a series of online events featuring the very best of emerging and established Canadian writers. Just like you’ve come to expect from us. So stay in, and connect with us from your own “backyard”.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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International Showcase of Poets

In partnership with the League of Canadian Poets, we are delighted to join forces with Australian Poetry and the Melbourne Writers Festival to showcase Canadian and Australian poets for audiences in both countries.

On Friday August 7 at 9:00 p.m. Canadian EST (Saturday August 8, 11:00 a.m. Australian EST) Australian Poetry and the Melbourne Writers Festival will launch "Meditations in an Emergency", an event featuring poets Evelyn AraluenToby Fitch, Ursula Robinson-Shaw and Darlene Silva Soberano. This performance is a response to the increasingly precarious state of the world, and a tribute to the late, radical poet, Sean Bonney (1969–2019), whose final book Our Death is a work of radiant fury, lament and refusal.
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On Friday August 28 at 8:00 p.m. Canadian EST (Saturday August 29, 10:00 a.m. Australian EST) the Eden Mills Writers' Festival and the League of Canadian Poets will present "Hot Nights. Cool Poets." The event will be an electrifying showcase of some of the most dynamic voices in Canadian poetry, including Cicely Belle Blain, Sadiqa de Meijer, Mathew Henderson, Julie Joosten, Canisia Lubrin, Randy Lundy, A. F. Moritz, Tyler Pennock, Rasiqra Revulva, Kevin Spenst, John Steffler and Lily Wang. Heartbreak, hope, memory, body, trauma, motherhood, mayhem, love, self, queerness, oppression, resilience, addiction and…cephalopods; this is poetry that will break your heart, lift you up, turn you sideways and challenge you to think beyond your own experience. 
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The Latest

Our August book club pick is The Pull of the Stars. Pre-order your copy from The Bookshelf before July 20 and receive a signed bookplate!

Read our exclusive Q&A with Thrill Her panelists Samantha Bailey, Roz Nay and Amy Stuart, who share insights on the writing life, what they're currently reading, and where they get their ideas.

As we're unable to gather together in Guelph for writing workshops this year, we're happy to announce a new series of virtual mini-workshops for aspiring writers led by published authors. Three Things to Consider When Writing Memoir is the first in our series.

Looking for books for young people? Check out our Kids' Reads! Book reviews and reading recommendations for children of all ages.

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Rivermead, home of the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
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