Book Bash 2016 – Hold The Date

by jeremylukehill


The 2016 edition of The Book Bash Festival will be held on Sunday, October 16 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Red Papaya Restaurant (55 Wyndham Street North).

Book Bash is an annual celebration of Guelph books presented by Friends of Vocamus Press, an afternoon of music and prizes and fun in recognition of books published by Guelph and area authors over the previous year.

Over twenty local authors will be there to introduce their books, sell copies, mingle with the audience, chat, and sign their work. The event will be hosted by local culture Maven Jen Rafter, and it will include live music by teen musical phenom Madison Gallaway.

Book Bash 2016 will also be the launch event for The Rhapsody Anthology 2016, the annual collection of Guelph poetry and very short prose that Friends of Vocamus Press publishes to increase public awareness of Guelph authors.

There is no cost for the event, but donations will be accepted for Action Read, a charity that provides literacy programs in the community.

Here are some ways you can be involved:

If you’re a Guelph-area author with a book published between September 2015 and September 2016, we would be glad to have you come and promote your book on October 16.

If you’re a local business who would like to sponsor Book Bash, we have lots of avenues to promote your brand through our own media, external advertizing, and the event itself.

If you’d like to volunteer your time, we could use some people to help set up, take down, welcome guests, hand out programs, and so forth.

For further information please contact us at