VWC Newsletter – March 2022

The March 2022 Vocamus Writers Community Newsletter is here just in time to take advantage of the newly lifted covid restrictions.

Take note that we're looking for local authors willing to help mentor teen writers for the GPL Teen Writing Contest. It involves reading and giving feedback on a single story, just a few minutes out of your day, and a real encouragement to a young writer. If you're interested, email vocamuswriterscommunity@gmail.com

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


  • The Guelph Guild of Storytellers is holding its regular meeting online, at 7:00 PM, on the first Wednesday of every month. The event includes an open-mic and scheduled tellers from Guelph along with guests. Email Brian for the Zoom link – briahols@yahoo.com.

  • The Writing Room is back again. Again. Join other writers for quiet co-writing on Monday mornings from 9:00 AM to noon at the Guelph Little Theatre

  • Vocamus Writers Community's Second Saturday writers' hang-out is on March 12, 7:00 PM at the Fixed Gear Brewing restaurant on Edinburgh Street, a casual and unstructured chance to meet with other writers.

  • Join the Eden Mills Writers' Festival on Wednesday March 16 at 7:00 PM for their Book of the Month event, beloved Canadian author Helen Humphreys in conversation about her new book, And a Dog Called Fig. Register here  – https://edenmillswritersfestival.ca/and-a-dog-called-fig/.

  • Submissions to the Guelph Public Library's Teen Writing Contest close on Saturday March 19 at 5:00 PM. Send submissions of stories of 1,500 words or less on the theme “Viral” by email only to teens@guelphpl.ca.

  • Local author Aaron Senitt is releasing an illustrated essay, Kreepingarten, through Publication Studio Guelph. The launch is on Sunday March 20, at 2:00 PM, at the Royal City Park Gazebo.

  • Join the VWC Poetry Group on Saturday March 26, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. It's an informal group for poets at various points in their careers but working seriously on their craft. Email vocamuswriterscommunity@gmail.com for the zoom link.

  • Vocamus Writers Community's Last Sunday Writers' Hang-Out will be held through zoom at its regular time, on Sunday March 27, at 1:00 PM. If you'd like to join, email vocamuswriterscommunity@gmail.com for the link.


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.