Guelph Reads 2017 Goes Live Tonight

Guelph Reads 2017 goes live tonight in the downtown library at 7:00 PM and on Facebook Live around the world and across the universe.

Jenn Haines will defend The Underwater Welder, a graphic novel by Jeff Lemire.

Butch Carter will defend Walking Home, a novel for young adults by Eric Walters.

Sara Sayyed will defend The Hidden Keys, an novel by by Andre Alexis.

Marty Williams will defend Music for Love and War, a novel by Martyn Burke

The panel discussion will be broadcast over Facebook Live, but those in attendance will be treated to some of Mei-Fei Elrick’s world famous biscuits and qualify for the astonishingly stupendous door prize.

Book Launch – Mourning Nature: Hope at the Heart of Ecological Loss and Grief

Karen Landman and Ashlee Consolo, editors of Mourning Nature: Hope at the Heart of Ecological Loss and Grief launch the book on Tuesday May 30, 7:00 PM in The Bookshelf.

“Dreams” by Jessie Winokur

Jessie Winokur is a 28 year old white settler lady living in Attawandaron territory (Guelph, Ontario). She is a polymath and freelancer with a weirdly specific science degree and a love of poetry, music, and magic.

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Literary Contest Deadline

Just a reminder that the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Literary Contest deadline is Tuesday, May 30, so you have just a week to get your submissions in.

FOVP Sunday Writers’ Hang-Out – May 2017

FOVP’s Sunday Writer’s Hang-Out is coming up on May 28 at the downtown Planet Bean, beginning at 1:00 PM.  Come have a coffee and chat with other writers about what your reading and writing.

Elora Writers Festival is this Sunday

A reminder that the Elora Writers’ Festival is coming up this Sunday, May 28, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Aboyne Hall, Wellington County Museum and Archives, with readings from a great line-up of authors.

Brad Smith – Hearts of Stone
Mary Ann Mulhern – How We Fare
Andrew Westoll – The Jungle South of the Mountain
Adrienne Kress – The Explorers
Rio Youers – The Forgotten Girl

The event is $25.00, and includes a reception, (Q&ampA with authors, appetizers, and wine).

Call 519-843-4391 for tickets or find more information about the festival at

James R. E. Coleman at Roxanne’s Reflections

James R. E. Coleman launches Heart of a Champion, a children’s picture book about a young boy with heart disease, Saturday, May 27, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Roxanne’s Reflections in Fergus.