Book Bash 2015


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

The 2015 edition will be held from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Red Papaya (55 Wyndham Street North) on Sunday, September 27th as part of Culture Days. Over twenty local authors will be in attendance to introduce their books, sell copies, and mingle with the audience to chat and sign their work.

The event will be hosted by local poet, actor, and visual artist Valerie Senyk, and it will include live music by local musician Ian Reid.

Along with space for the local authors to sell their books, The Bookshelf will be on hand to sell Guelph titles not represented at the event, and there will be tables by Guelph micro-publishers as well.

Book Bash 2015 will also be the launch event for The Rhapsody Anthology 2015, 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 2014 and September 2015, we would be glad to have you come and promote your book on September 27.

If you’re a local a 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

Book Bash 2015 is being generously supported by:
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