VWC Newsletter – November 2023

Here's the November 2023 Vocamus Writers Community Newsletter, featuring the Book Bash Festival coming up on November 5th, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at the Guelph Farmer's Market! Details here – https://vocamus.net/community/blog/guelph-book-bash-festival.

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


  • The Book Bash Festival is on November 5th, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at the Guelph Farmer's Market! Details here – https://vocamus.net/community/blog/guelph-book-bash-festival.

  • Guelph writer Jeffery Wilkinson and his co-author Raja G. Khouri launch their book The Wall Between, on Tuesday November 7, 7:00 PM, in The Bookshelf Cinema. $10. – https://vocamus.net/community/events/2023/11/jeffery-wilkinson-book-launch.
  • Vocamus Writers Community is collaborating with Guelph Spoken Word to present the Off the Page Open Mic on Tuesday November 7, 7:30 PM, at Wellington Brewery.

  • The Guelph Guild of Storytellers is at the Guelph Civic Museum on Thursday November 9 at 7:00 PM. Local tellers and invited guests will tell stories, followed by a short open mic.

  • Vocamus Writers Community's Second Saturday writers' hang-out is on November 11, 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.
  • Guelph author Melinda Burns is offering an online Late Fall Writers Group on Wednesdays, November 15 to December 19. $60 +HST. To register, e-mail Melinda Burns at mbeburns@sympatico.ca.

  • The Bookshelf presents its first Bookshelf Salon on Friday November 17, 7:00 PM, at 44 Suffolk Street West, featuring Lisa Moore, editor of 2024 Best Canadian Stories – https://vocamus.net/community/events/2023/11/bookshelf-salon.. $5. Space is limited.

  • The Vocamus Writers Community Genre Fiction Group will meet in-person on Sunday November 19, 2:00 PM. This month is a group discussion on the new developments in Artificial Intelligence. Email vocamusgenregroup@gmail.com for the location.

  • Eramosa Eden is holding a writers' retreat from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on October 22 at 178 Indian Trail, Township Of Guelph/Eramosa. Wifi is available, and coffee is provided. Bring your own lunch. $25.

  • Join the VWC Poetry Group online on Saturday November 25, 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, coordinated by Nikki Everts and Marianne Micros. Email vocamuswriterscommunity@gmail.com for the link.

  • Join us in person for our Last Sunday Writers' Hang-Out for an informal chance to meet and chat with other authors at Planet Bean on Sunday November 26, at 1:00 PM. All are welcome.


  • Vocamus Writers Community is pleased to welcome new members, Dara Nolan, Lisa Baird, Richard Elmes, Philip Gosling, Darius M. Bee, Donna Mann, and Peter McIntyre. You can find their profile pages here – https://vocamus.net/community/authors.

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.

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