By Melissa McGrath, Festival Manager
The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is thrilled to announce the authors coming to Eden Mills on Sunday September 10 to share their recent releases. Our program features some of the most exciting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and short stories being published this year. Booklovers will be excited to recognize the names of some of their favourite writers in the lineup, but it’s our hope that they’ll leave the festival having discovered some incredible new talent as well.
Featured writers include: Gabriel Allahdua, Jamaluddin Aram, Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio, Ayomide Bayowa, andrea bennett, Shannon Bramer, Charlene Carr, Annahid Dashtgard, Emma Donoghue, Deborah Dundas, Paola Ferrante, Paul Gilligan, Don Gillmor, James Gordon, Tomas Hachard, Ali Hassan, Michael Hingston, Holly Hogan, Uzma Jalaluddin, Jessica Johns, Amy Jones, Michelle Kadarusman, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Barbara Kyle, Larissa Lai, Sandra Laronde, Brooke Lockyer, Ken McGoogan, Michael Melgaard, Marianne Micros, Jean Mills, Cara-Lyn Morgan, Jane Munro, Sabyasachi Nag, Janika Oza, Amanda Peters, Brett Popplewell, Michelle Porter, Zalika Reid-Benta, Craig Shreve, Michelle Min Sterling, Gillian Sze, Emily Urquhart, Katherena Vermette, Thomas Wharton, Carolyn Whitzman, Dr. Dave Williams, and Alissa York.
Tickets can be purchased online or in person from our friends at The Bookshelf in Guelph.
As in previous years, those who purchase their tickets in advance receive perks! Advance tickets are discounted by $5, and purchasers will be entered in our draws to win festival books. The earlier you purchase your tickets, the greater the chance to win.
August 5: Draw for five books
August 17: Draw for four books
August 31: Draw for three books
New this year is our Community Access Pass. Community Access Passes can be purchased along with your tickets and will be allocated to service organizations in Guelph (Action Read Community Literacy Centre and Rotary’s Start2Finish Running and Reading Program) who will then distribute them to members of the community.
More details about the festival are coming soon, including the schedule of author panels and the themes guiding their discussions. We’ll also be announcing our writing workshops for aspiring authors, to be held on Friday September 8 and Saturday September 9. These sold out in 2022, so be sure to register early!