Title: Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
Date: September 10, 2017
Location: Eden Mills, Ontario, Canada
Description: The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, founded in 1989 by Governor General Award winner Leon Rooke, has been hosting a literary picnic on the idyllic banks of the Eramosa River for over 25 years. The Festival is a nationally acclaimed literary event, treasured by book lovers and authors, and widely respected by Canada’s literary community.
Over the years, the Festival has taken place in different Eden Mills venues and was located once at the Bookshelf in Guelph. For the last few years, it has taken place in three beautiful open-air sites on the banks of the Eramosa river. In addition to the main venues, there is an established and extremely well-liked Children’s Site (Jenny’s Place) that runs continuously throughout the afternoon. There are also Fringe and Young Adult readings. Announcements of the winners of the Festival’s two annual literary competitions are also made.
Poets reading at Eden Mills this year include Griffin Poetry Prize winner Jordan Abel, Lorna Crozier and Gregory Scofield.