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Tickets will also be available at the Gate.

Come celebrate the power of words to ignite our imaginations and perhaps even change the world on September 15, 17 and 18. This year’s festival includes three events, by turns entertaining, thought-provoking and inspiring.
Thursday, September 15, 8 pm
Eden Mills Community Hall, 108 York St., Eden Mills
A fun filled evening of readings by Nicholas Ruddock and Sarah Mian. The evening’s entertainment includes exceptional music from indie artists Alanna Gurr and NEFE.
Tickets: $20 / Students $10
Saturday, September 17, 1 pm
War Memorial Hall, University of Guelph, SE corner of Gordon St and College St.
Alexandre Trudeau, reading from his book Barbarian Lost, is a traveller, filmmaker and journalist. Over the past decade and a half, his films and reports on issues of geopolitical importance have been seen and read by millions of Canadians. Trudeau was a trusted witness in Baghdad as the bombs brought shock and awe. He charted out the intimate realities on both sides of the Israeli security barrier, explored the pluralism of Canadian identity, stood up for the rights of arbitrarily imprisoned terror suspects in Canada, tracked youth-driven democratic awakenings in the Balkans, shed light on the origins of unrest in Darfur, Liberia and Haiti and deconstructed the Canadian peace-keeping legacy fifty years after Pearson’s Nobel.
Tickets$10 / Students $5
Sunday, September 18, noon to 6 pm
Over 40 of Canada’s top authors gather in Eden Mills to read from their latest books. Sit along the banks of the Eramosa River and enjoy the luxury of being read to and the opportunity to meet long-time favourites and newly discovered gems. Book signings, a book fair, food court and licensed patio round out the day. Don’t forget to bring a sun hat and blanket or folding chair. Children under 14 free.

Advance tickets: $20 / Students $15 / Children under 14 free
At the gate: $25 /Students $20