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Hymns57 Providing Music for Book Bash 2017

FOVP is pleased to announce that local musician Hymns57 will be providing music for the 2017 Book Bash Festival.


OpenEd Writing Courses This Fall

Check out the writing courses being offered through the University of Guelph's OpenEd program this fall.


Marian Thorpe Book Launch

A reminder that Marian Thorpe's book launch is coming up on Thursday, August 24, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the eBar.


Book Bash is Looking for Volunteers

The 2017 Guelph Book Bash Festival is looking for volunteers to help things run smoothly.


"Parvati" by Andrea Perry

"Parvati" by Andrea Perry


Poetry Slam – August 2017

The August edition of Guelph Poetry Slam features Larissa Tarasoff.
Saturday, Aug 19 2017


Nicole Abouhalka Relaunches "Oh! Canada"

Guelph author Nicole Abouhalka relaunches her collection of stories and anecdotes, "Oh! Canada".


Second Saturday Writers' Hang-Out

Friends of Vocamus Press holds its monthly Second Saturday writers' hang-out is August 12, 7:00 PM at The Bookshelf Greenroom.
Saturday, Aug 12 2017


Silence Open Mic

Silence Open Mic Is the third Wednesday of each month.
Wednesday, Sep 20 2017


Kasia Jaronczyk Is Offering Editing Services

Kasia Jaronczyk, author of short story collection "Lemons", is now offering editing of manuscripts in any genre.


Marion Reidel Releases "We Drank Wine"

Guelph author Marion Reidel releases her new collection of short stories, "We Drank Wine".


GWSA Writers’ Club Today

The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association Writers’ Club meets today, 1PM, Evergreen Seniors Centre.


FGPL's 11th Annual Giant Book Sale

Friends of the Guelph Public Library hold their 11th Annual Giant Book Sale.
Friday, Oct 20 2017, Saturday, Oct 21 2017, Sunday, Oct 22 2017


Marilyn Helmer in Chicken Soup for the Soul

Belwood writer Marilyn Helmer has a story in the newest Chicken Soup for the Soul.


Book Bash is Looking for Sponsors

The 2017 Guelph Book Bash Festival is looking for local businesses to sponsor.


Kathryn Edgecomb Wins Eden Mills Creative Non-fiction Writing Contest

One of our Friends of Vocamus Press, Kathryn Edgecomb Has Won the Eden Mills Creative Non-fiction Writing Contest.


FOVP Newsletter – August 2017

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


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.


FOVP Fall Retreat

Friends of Vocamus Press' Annual Fall Retreat at Eramosa Eden Retreat Centre.
Sunday, Sep 17 2017


"Denial Fog" by Donna McCaw

"Denial Fog" by Donna McCaw


Greg Rhyno Book Launch

Guelph author and musician Greg Rhyno launches his new novel, "To Me You Seem Giant"
Thursday, Sep 7 2017


Writing Room is on Now

Writing Room is on now in the Bookshelf Greenroom, 9:00 AM – Noon. Come work in a free, quiet space with other writers.


How to Get Published Mini-Conference

Brian Henry of Quick Brown Fox presents a mini-conference on getting published with an author, an agent, and an editor from HarperCollins.
Saturday, Nov 18 2017


GWSA Writers’ Club Today

The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association Writers’ Club meets today, 1PM, Evergreen Seniors Centre.


FOVP Genre Fiction Writers Hang-Out

Join Genre Fiction Coordinator Ryan Toxopeus for our Genre Fiction Writers Hang-out.
Sunday, Aug 6 2017


Eden Mills Sneak Peak Tonight

A remonder of the Eden Mills Writers' Festival Sneal Peek tonight.


Marilyn Kleiber Course - Critique

Marilyn Kleiber of Sun Dragon Press offers a four week course on giving and receiving critique.


Double Book Launch Tonight

Harry Posner and Richard Yves Sitoski launch their new books tonight, 7PM, 177 Broadway, Orangeville.


FOVP Sunday Writer's Hang Out

Friends of Vocamus Press holds it's monthly Last Sunday writers' hang-out.
Sunday, Jul 30 2017


Poetry Slam Tonight

Guelph's monthly Poetry Slam is tonight, 7:00 PM, at the eBar.


"Oracular" by Michael Kleiza

"Oracular" by Michael Kleiza


Pictures from Children's Authors and Illustrators Festival

Here are some pictures from Friends of Vocamus Press' Children's Authors and Illustrators Festival.


Eden Mills Sneak Peek Next Week

The Eden Mills Writers' Festival is offering a sneak peak of its 2017 line-up with a reading and Q&A with authors Andrew Pyper


Tea 'N' Tales Today

This week's edition of The Guelph Storyteller's Guild weekly summer Tea 'N' Tales event features Donna McCaw.


Eramosa Eden Writers' Retreat

Eramosa Eden is holding its bi-monthly retreat day for writers on its beautiful property in Eden Mills.
Sunday, Jul 23 2017


Poetry Slam – July 2017

The July edition of Guelph Poetry Slam is coming up, featuring Julia Pileggi.
Saturday, Jul 22 2017


Nicole Abouhalka Relaunches "Oh! Canada"

Guelph author Nicole Abouhalka relaunches her collection of stories and poem, "Oh! Canada".
Saturday, Aug 19 2017


Marian Thorpe Launches "Empire's Hostage"

Guelph author Marian Thorpe launches her new historical fantasy novel, "Empire's Hostage".
Thursday, Aug 24 2017


Writing Room is on Now

Writing Room is on now in the Bookshelf Greenroom, 9:00 AM – Noon. Come work in a free, quiet space with other writers.


Festival of Children’s Authors and Illustrators Is Tomorrow

The Friends of Vocamus Press Festival of Children’s Authors and Illustrators is tomorrow at the Guelph Public Library.


Eden Mills Sneak Peek

The Eden Mills Writers' Festival offers a sneak peak of its line-up with Andrew Pyper and Nicole Lundrigan at the downtown GPL.
Wednesday, Jul 26 2017


Lisa Moore Writing Workshop - Creative Non-fiction

Canadian author Lisa Moore offers a workshop on creative non-fiction, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Saturday, September 9, at the Delta Hotel.
Saturday, Sep 9 2017


Lisa Moore Writing Workshop - Point-of-View

Canadian author Lisa Moore offers a workshop on writing point of view, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Saturday, September 9, at the Delta Hotel.
Saturday, Sep 9 2017


Asa Boxer Reading

Montreal poet, Asa Boxer, returns to the Elora Poetry Centre & Gallery for the fourth year,
Sunday, Jul 30 2017


"Ode to a Shirt" by Rob O'Flanagan

"Ode to a Shirt" by Rob O'Flanagan


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.


Harry Posner Is Dufferin County's first Poet Laureate

Harry Posner, a longtime participant in Elora and Guelph literary circles, has been named Dufferin County's first Poet Laureate.


Second Saturday Writers' Hang-Out

Friends of Vocamus Press holds its monthly Second Saturday writers' hang-out is July 8, 7:00 PM at The Bookshelf Greenroom.


Festival of Children’s Authors and Illustrators

Guelph's inaugural Festival of Children’s Authors and Illustrators is being held on Thursday, July 13.
Thursday, Jul 13 2017


Marilyn Kleiber Course - Constructing Story

Marilyn Kleiber of Sun Dragon Press offers a four week course on constructing story.


Our Spring 2017 Sponsor Rewards Package

Friends of Vocamus Press has released its Spring 2017 Rewards Package to thank our sponsors. Have a look.


FOVP Newsletter – July 2017

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


Call For Submissions - "Sharing" Anthology

Guelph Publisher One Thousand Trees calls for submissions to its "Sharing" anthology of empowerment stories.


One Thousand Trees Launches "When Pete Was a Kid"

Guelph published One Tousand Trees has released its newest title, "When Pete Was a Kid" by Dennis Perrier.


Tea 'N' Tales Today

This week's edition of The Guelph Storyteller's Guild weekly summer Tea 'N' Tales event features Sarah Abusarar.


"American Naturalist #1" by Madhur Ananad

Read "American Naturalist #1", poetry by Guelph author Madhur Ananad.


Melinda Burns Writing & Mindfulness Weekend Retreat

Guelph poet Melinda Burns offers a Writing & Mindfulness Weekend Retreat at Eramosa Eden Centre in Eden Mills.
Friday, Jul 14 2017


Terry Fallis Reading Tonight

A reminder that Terry Fallis reads from "One Brother Shy" tonight, 7PM, at The Bookshelf.


Terry Fallis Reading

Canadian humourist Terry Fallis reads from his new book, "One Brother Shy"
Wednesday, Jun 28 2017


FOVP Sunday Writer's Hang Out This Weekend

FOVP Sunday Writer's Hang Out This Weekend


Shane Neilson & Daniel Coleman Book Launch

Shane Neilson & Daniel Coleman Book Launch
Tuesday, Jun 27 2017


Di Brandt reads at the Elora Poetry Centre

Di Brandt reads at the Elora Poetry Centre


Ann Clayton Launches "Migration"

Ann Clayton Launches "Migration"


Writing Room is on Now

Writing Room is on Now


The Old Is New Again

We're reposting all the old writings on the new site.


Setting Up Your Saturday

Run-down of literary events on Saturday, June 17, 2017


More Pictures from the Manitoulin Retreat

Here are a few more pictures from our Friends of Vocamus Press Retreat at Dominion Bay Cottages on Manitoulin Island.


Friends of Vocamus Press Welcomes Cheryl Cowtan

Friends of Vocamus Press Welcomes Cheryl Cowtan


"Bird Watching" by Madhur Anand

"Bird Watching" by Madhur Anand


Last Sunday Writers' Hang Out

Friends of Vocamus Press holds it's monthly writers' hang-out at Plenet Bean.
Sunday, Jun 25 2017


Welcome to Our New Site

Announcement of new site launch


Second Saturday Writers' Hang-Out

Friends of Vocamus Press holds its monthly writers' hang-out, 7:00 PM at The Bookshelf Greenroom.
Saturday, Jul 8 2017


"No Farewell" by Bieke Stengos

"No Farewell" by Bieke Stengos


"Consider the Idea of Good Enough" by Claire Tacon

"Consider the Idea of Good Enough" by Claire Tacon


"Not for Lack of Love or Want" by Andrew Hood

"Not for Lack of Love or Want" by Andrew Hood


"The Spit" by Michael Kleiza

"The Spit" by Michael Kleiza


"Travelling Against" by Karen Houle

"Travelling Against" by Karen Houle


"Anxious, and the Climate Differs" by Joel McNutt

Joel McNutt is a passionate, fiery soul, genuinely spitting the love for leisure with his attitude and walk.


"Concession Stand" by Burl Levine

"Concession Stand" is a poem by lifelong Guelph resident Burl Levine


"Returning To Dalhousie Medical School From Southern New Brunswick" by Shane Neilson

"Returning To Dalhousie Medical School From Southern New Brunswick" by Shane Neilson