The academic year and the fall literary season are revving up. Celebrate both by joining us in Eden Mills, Ontario, for an afternoon of Can-lit alfresco. The Guelph MFA readings at the annual Writers' Festival have become a celebrated program tradition. You can also catch fiction prof Russell Smith reading from his new short story collection Confidence (Biblioasis, 2015).
Meet our students taking the stage (or hillside, or riverbank, as appropriate) on Sunday, September, 13:
dalton derkson is a punk poet from parts of the Canadian prairies unknown. He runs Hurtin’ Crüe Press, a D.I.Y. collective of poets that publish and live in the gutters. Recent works can be found in SPANKtheCARP, (parenthetical) and In/Words Magazine.
Sean Doherty has been published in Lake Effect 7, Undergraduate Review and The Queen’s Journal. He is the recipient of the James H. Stitt Prize in Poetry and the Helen Richards Campbell Memorial Scholarship from Queen’s University.
Sara Flemington writes fiction. Her work has appeared in The Feathertale Review, The Impressment Gang, Paper Darts, and Five Quarterly, among others.
Megan Piercey Monafu is a playwright, director, and community organizer, whose plays include Mabel’s Last Performance, Grain of Salt, and Aithne. Mabel’s Last Performance was produced at the Ottawa and Atlantic Fringe Festivals, receiving the AFF award for Best Female Performance 2014. In January 2015, Mabel's Last Performance toured to Newfoundland. Megan's verbatim play Grain of Salt was produced by 9th Hour Theatre Company, and then remixed and remounted by Abalone Productions at the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Festival.
Jessica Popeski’s poetry has been published internationally in The Irish Literary Review, Canvas Magazine, Boston Poetry, Room, and more. A regular performer at literary events, her ekphrastic collaborations have been exhibited Canada-wide, including at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art and Artist Project, Toronto. Her poetry chapbook, "The Wrong Place," is forthcoming from Anstruther Press in September 2015.
Sara Jane Strickland is a poet and fiction writer from St. John’s, Newfoundland, currently living in Toronto. Her work has appeared in places such as Room, The Puritan, Joyland and is forthcoming in Canthius. She is the creator and editor of the website petaljournal.com, an online poetry journal of female perspectives.
Eden Mills Writers' Festival: Festival Sunday
Sunday, September 13
12:00pm – 6:00pm