Schedule

This Years’ Festival Schedule

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OPENING NIGHT

Thursday, September 15, 8 pm
Eden Mills Community Hall, 108 York St., Eden Mills

We start off the Festival with an evening of readings by Nicholas Ruddock and Sarah Mian complimented by an eclectic and exciting music program featuring Alanna Gurr and NEFE.

IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDRE TRUDEAU

Author of Barbarian Lost: Travels in the New China

Saturday, September 17, 1 pm
War Memorial Hall, University of Guelph

Barbarian Lost, Trudeau’s first book, is an insightful and witty account of the dynamic changes going on right now in China, as well as a look back into the deeper history of this highly codified society. On the ground with the women and men who make China tick, Trudeau shines new light on the country as only a traveller with his storytelling abilities could. Madeleine Thien will moderate a half hour conversation between herself and Trudeau and participate in the Q&A.

FESTIVAL SUNDAY

Sunday, September 18, noon to 6 pm
Eden Mills

Join over 40 of Canada’s top Adult, Young Adult and Children’s authors as they read from their latest books. Enjoy the beauty of the Village and the Eramosa River as you listen to old favorites and discover new voices. Book signings, a book fair, food court and licensed patio complete the day.

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THE COMPLETE WORKS

Monday, September 19, 6.30pm
Bookshelf Cinema, 41 Quebec St. Guelph

Fifteen years in the making, The Complete Works adapts the work of internationally acclaimed avant-garde poet bpNichol. It uses Nichol’s poetic methods on Nichol himself to create a film that is subversive, entertaining and visually arresting.
Presented by the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival and the Guelph Film Festival with a post-film Q&A with the director Justin Stephenson.

THE HUNDRED STORY WOOD

Monday September 26, 8.45am-3.00pm
St.John’s-Kilmarnack School, 2201 Shantz Station Road, Breslau

A day of exciting writing workshops uniting top Canadian authors and aspiring young writers.