Vocamus Writers Community Blog

Nicholas Ruddock Wins Bridport Prize

Guelph author Nicholas Ruddock has won the Bridport Prize for his story, "Esther".

Wednesday, Oct 25 2017

D. L. Castle Releases "Once Upon A Lost Girl"

Guelph author D. L. Castle has released her new memoir, "Once Upon A Lost Girl".

Tuesday, Oct 24 2017

Kasia Jaroncyk Releases "Polish(ed)"

Guelph author Kasia Jaronczyk has co-edited a collection of short stories called, "Polish(ed): Poland Rooted in Canadian Fiction".

Tuesday, Oct 24 2017

Remembering Leonard

Remembering Leonard is an evening for fans of Leonard Cohen to gather and celebrate his life and work.

Friday, Oct 20 2017

Elora Wordfest - Fall 2017

The fall 2017 edition of Elora Wordfest is Thursday, October 26, 7:00 PM at The Elora Centre for the Arts.

Friday, Oct 20 2017

Silence Open Mic is Tonight

A reminder that this month's Silence Open Mic at Silence Sounds (46 Essex Street), is tonight at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, Oct 18 2017

FOVP Genre Fiction Writers Hang-Out

Join Genre Fiction Coordinator Ryan Toxopeus for our Genre Fiction Writers Hang-out at Red Papaya Restaurant.

Tuesday, Oct 17 2017

Daniel Griffien Reading with Greg Rhyno

Author Daniel Griffin discusses his new novel, "Two Roads Home", with local author Greg Rhyno, author of "To Me You Seem Giant".

Tuesday, Oct 17 2017

23-Minute Club Writing Group

23-Minute Club is a new free writing group open to everyone -- newbie writers and experienced pros alike.

Tuesday, Oct 17 2017

A Big Book Bash Thank You

Friends of Vocamus Press wants to thank everyone who helped make Book Bash Festival 2017 a success.

Tuesday, Oct 17 2017

Book Bash Is Today!

Today is is the 2017 Guelph Book Bash Festival, 2-4 PM at Hope House (10 Cork Street). Come on out!

Sunday, Oct 15 2017

Book Bash Sponsor – Wellington Brewery

Wellington Brewery is one of our generous sponsors for the 2017 Guelph Book Bash Festival.

Friday, Oct 13 2017

Book Bash Sponsor – Webcom

Webcom is one of our generous sponsors for the 2017 Guelph Book Bash Festival.

Friday, Oct 13 2017

Nightwood Group Launch w/ guest Andrew Hood

Four Nightwood Editions authors and local author Andrew Hood celebrate the launch Rebecca Papucaru's new book.

Friday, Oct 13 2017

Book Bash Sponsor – University of Guelph Library

The University of Guelph Library is one of our generous sponsors for the 2017 Guelph Book Bash Festival.

Friday, Oct 13 2017

Free Writing Workshop: Conjuring Up a Work of Fiction

Alison Bruce, Cheryl Cowtan, Gloria Ferris, Liz Lindsay, and Donna Warner offer a writing workshop on Conjuring Up a Work of Fiction.

Friday, Oct 13 2017

Book Bash Sponsor – Moisan & Associates

Moisan & Associates is one of our generous sponsors for the 2017 Guelph Book Bash Festival.

Thursday, Oct 12 2017

Book Bash Sponsor – Modern Castles

Modern Castles is one of our generous sponsors for the 2017 Guelph Book Bash Festival.

Thursday, Oct 12 2017

Book Bash Sponsor – Janus Books

Janus Books is one of our generous sponsors for the 2017 Guelph Book Bash Festival.

Thursday, Oct 12 2017

Call for Presenters - University of Guelph’s Writers Workshop

The University of Guelph Library is calling for workshop leaders for its Writers Workshop on March 3 & 4, 2018.

Thursday, Oct 12 2017

Silence Open Mic - October 2017

Kasia Jaronczyk is the featured reader at this month's Silence Open Mic.

Thursday, Oct 12 2017

Book Bash Sponsor – Fast Signs

FastSigns is one of our generous sponsors for the 2017 Guelph Book Bash Festival.

Wednesday, Oct 11 2017

Book Bash Sponsor – CareWell Health Group

CareWell health Group is one of our generous sponsors for the 2017 Guelph Book Bash Festival.

Wednesday, Oct 11 2017

Book Bash Sponsor – Bailey Creative

Bailey Creative is one of our generous sponsors for the 2017 Guelph Book Bash Festival.

Wednesday, Oct 11 2017

Cafe Philosophique Author Series - Payam Akhavan

College of Arts and The Bookshelf present 2017 CBC Massey Lecturer Payam Akhavan , author of "In Search Of A Better Tomorrow".

Wednesday, Oct 11 2017

"Lice-pickin' Party" by Marianne Micros

"Lice-pickin' Party" by Mrianne Micros

Tuesday, Oct 10 2017

Melinda Burns Workshop - Writing & Mindfulness

Guelph writer Melinda Burns offers a morning of writing exercises and guided meditation.

Tuesday, Oct 10 2017

Double Indigenous – Poetry Reading

Join Dene writer Tenille Campbell and Mohawk poet Janet Rogers for an evening of poetry at The Bookshelf.

Tuesday, Oct 10 2017

Where To Park At Book Bash

Your Guide to Parking at Book Bash

Friday, Oct 6 2017

Michael Kleiza Shortlisted for 2017 Able Write Prize

Guelph poet Michael Kleiza has been shortlisted for the 2017 Able Write Prize for Poetry.

Thursday, Oct 5 2017

Fund Raising Evening for "Riding Off in All Directions" Is Tonight

A reminder that the fund raising evening for "Riding Off in All Directions", a musical written by Elora writer Daniel Bratton, is tonight..

Thursday, Oct 5 2017

Guelph Today Piece on Book Bash 2017

Guelph Today, Guelph's local online newspaper, has posted a great piece on the upcoming Book Bash Festival.

Tuesday, Oct 3 2017

Off the Page Open Mic Tonight

A reminder that the Off the Page Open Mic is tonight at The Red Brick Cafe at 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, Oct 3 2017

Canada's Seniors: Our Roots, Our Future

A play written by Our Voices, a local group of sixteen local seniors, with Guelph-area playwright Catherine Frid

Tuesday, Oct 3 2017

Lore of the Land

A day of story, songs, poems and artworks on an organic cattle and blackcurrant farm in Rockwood.

Tuesday, Oct 3 2017

The Tax Man Cometh: Taxes for Creative Professionals

The Guelph chapter of PWAC presents a workshop on taxes for creative professionals.

Tuesday, Oct 3 2017

FOVP Newsletter – October 2017

The Friends of Vocamus October 2017 Newsletter of literary news and events in the Guleph area.

Thursday, Sep 28 2017

"Insomnia" by Kim Davids Mandar

"Insomnia" by Kim Davids Mander

Thursday, Sep 28 2017

TinderBox

TinderBox is an art installation by Arche Projects that includes the poetry of Guelph writer and artist Nora Ruddock.

Thursday, Sep 28 2017

Anthony Carnovale Launches New Book

Anthonly Carnovale launches his new book, "These People and Other Stories".

Thursday, Sep 28 2017

FOVP Is Looking for Someone with Experience in Drupal

FOVP is looking for a volunteer with experience in Drupal to help us maintain our site.

Wednesday, Sep 27 2017

Cafe Philosophique Author Series - Payam Akhavan

College of Arts and The Bookshelf present 2017 CBC Massey Lecturer Payam Akhavan , author of "In Search Of A Better Tomorrow".

Wednesday, Sep 27 2017

Action Read Is Our Charitable Partner for Book Bash 2017

Action Read, a local literacy advocacy organization, will be the charitable partner for Book Bash 2017.

Tuesday, Sep 26 2017

Vocamus Press Is Calling for Chapbooks, Broadsheets, and More

Local micro-publisher Vocamus Press is calling for submissions of chapbooks, broadsheets, etc for its new Offcuts imprint.

Monday, Sep 25 2017

Lots of Events This Saturday

There's so much going in literary Guelph this Saturday. Let us help you sort it out.

Monday, Sep 25 2017

Poets for Change Reading

The Elora Poetry Centre Celebrates Poets for Change with a Reading by Bill Bisset.

Monday, Sep 25 2017

Karen Smythe Book Launch Tonight

Guelph author Karen Smythe launches her new novel "This Side of Sad" at the eBar tonight at 7:00 PM...

Thursday, Sep 21 2017

Osmow's Grill Providing Food at Book Bash 2017

Osmow's Grill will be providing fabulous Mediterranean food at Book Bash 2017.

Wednesday, Sep 20 2017

Silence OPen Mic is Tonight

A reminder that this month's Silence Open Mic at Silence Sounds (46 Essex Street), is tonight at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, Sep 20 2017

Karen Connelly Reading Tonight

A reminder that Karen Connelly reads from her new novel, The Change Room, tonight in the eBar at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, Sep 20 2017