Our program has a long, proud tradition of participating in the Eden Mills Writers Festival, and this year is no exception. In fact, on Sunday, September 18th, you'll be able to find a current student or alumni reading at one of the festival venues at nearly every hour of the day. Here's a little help in planning your schedule:
Kicking off at 12:30pm you'll find alumni poets Laurie D. Graham and Soraya Peerbaye reading at the Mill as part of a set entitled Crimes of the People, alongside Phil Hall.
Then at 1:30pm, you can check out grad and Guelph local Andrea Perry, as part of the Vocumus Press set in the beautiful outdoor rivermead setting.
When 2:30pm approaches, it will take some maneuvering to hear two grads simultaneously, but Alissa York will be reading fiction in the cottage for What the Children Saw, with Cordelia Strube, while poet Liz Howard will keep things going at rivermead with a Griffin Winners set, alongside Jane Munro.
Finally, at 3:30pm at rivermead, our current students and authors-to-watch Diane Biacora, Christopher Duthie, Radha S. Menon, Owain Nicholson, Ana Rodriguez-Machado, and Nadine Sander-Green will bring it home in a Guelph MFA set introduced by Michael Winter.
PS: Don't forget to drop by the kids' venue, Jenny's Place, at 3:15pm to have Jael Richardson sign her new children's book, The Stone Thrower, based on her memoir.
This festival is always a great event, and well worth the drive to Eden Mills, Ontario—so get your carpool sorted and we'll see you there!