VWC Newsletter – December 2023

Here's the December 2023 Vocamus Writers Community Newsletter, and we'd like to start it off by thanking everyone who helped make the 2023 Book Bash Festival so successful! Yes, that means you, authors, volunteers, sponsors, and attendees. It was our best year ever, and we're looking forward to carrying that momentum into next year.

We'd also like to highlight that we've kicked off our annual fundraiser! Help us support local writing by contributing as you can at our campaign page here – https://fundrazr.com/b2JaA9?ref=ab_f7kb27. In return, we'll send you a bunch of ebooks donated by our lovely local authors.

As always, you can find more information about all our upcoming events on our Calendar – https://vocamus.net/community/calendar.


  • Guelph Spoken Word to present the Off the Page Open Mic on Tuesday December 5, 7:30 PM, at Wellington Brewery.

  • The VWC Creative Non-Fiction Group invites you to a weekly online drop in session, Thursday nights at 7:00 PM. Email martina.freitag@gmail.com for the link.
  • The VWC Theatre Writing Group is meeting on Tuesday December 12, 7:00 PM. Email amirazraqi@gmail.com for more details if you'd like to participate.

  • VWC Second Saturday writers' hang-out is on December 9, 7:00 PM at Atmosphere Cafe on Carden Street. It's a casual and unstructured chance to meet with other writers, have a drink, and chat about what you're reading and writing. All are welcome.

  • The Guelph Guild of Storytellers is at the Guelph Civic Museum on Thursday December 14 at 7:00 PM. Local tellers and invited guests will tell stories, followed by a short open mic.
  • Eramosa Eden is holding a writers' retreat from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on December 17 at 178 Indian Trail, Township Of Guelph/Eramosa. Wifi is available, and coffee is provided. Bring your own lunch. $25.

  • The VWC Poetry Group is CANCELLED for December because of New Years. See you in January.

  • Our Last Sunday Writers' Hang-Out is CANCELLED for December because of New Years. See you in January.


Let us know if we’ve missed anything, and we’ll post it through our media and in our calendar. If you’re planning something for next month, let us know that too, and we’ll include it in the next newsletter.

As always, you can support the work of Vocamus Writers Community through our FundRazr site.