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The Guelph Lecture – On Being Canadian

The 2018 edition of The Guelph Lecture – On Being Canadian features Joseph Heath, Tanya Talaga, and the Okavango African Orchestra.
Friday, Jan 19 2018


Kira Vermond Workshop - Writing for Kids

Guelph author Kira Vermond offers a 4 week writing course for kids.


Guelph Poetry Slam - Team Piece Edition!

The September edition of Guelph Poetry Slam feature team pieces.
Saturday, Nov 18 2017


Phil Andrews Signing - "Guelph Mercury Rising"

Guelph author Phil Andrews signs copies of "Guelph Mercury Rising" at Indigo Books.
Saturday, Nov 18 2017


Barbara Kyle Offers Writing Mentor Program

Guelph Author Barbara Kyle offers a three month online mentorship program.


Silence Open Mic - November 2017

The November 2017 Silence Sounds open mic features Guelph writer, Greg Rhyno.
Wednesday, Nov 15 2017


Mark Zuelke Reading

Canadian War Historian Mark Zuelke presents his newest book, "The Cinderella Campaign".
Wednesday, Nov 15 2017


"The Salient Unintended" by Darcy Hiltz

"The Salient Unintended" by Darcy Hiltz.


Off the Page Open Mic

The Off the Page Open Mic runs at the downtown Red Brick Cafe every first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.
Tuesday, Nov 7 2017


Marilyn Kleiber Course - Memoirs and Memories

Guelph publisher Marilyn Kleiber offers a three week course on writing memoir.


Tanya Sood Signing

Guelph author Tanya Sood signs her new book, "She Has Risen".
Saturday, Nov 11 2017


Second Saturday Writers' Hang-Out

Friends of Vocamus Press holds its monthly Second Saturday writers' hang-out is October 14, 7:00 PM at The Bookshelf Greenroom.
Saturday, Nov 11 2017


Ann Clayton Releases "Colonial Perspectives"

Guelph author Ann Clayton has released "Postcolonial Persepctives", exploring English South African fiction under apartheid.


Reviewers Wanted for New Ann Clayton Books

We're loking for those interested in reviewing one or more new books by Guelph author, Ann Clayton.


Carousel 38 & 39 Magazine Launch Party

Guelph literary magazine, Carousel, is holding a launch party for issues 38 & 39.
Thursday, Nov 9 2017


Setting Up Your Weekend

Here's your guide to what's happening in literary Guelph between Friday, November 3 and Sunday, November 5.


Barbara Kyle’s 4th Annual Manuscript Evaluation Contest

Guelph author Barbara Kyle is holding her 4th Annual Manuscript Evaluation Contest.


Ed Butts Signing

Guelph author and historian Ed Butts signs his new book "Wartime: The First World War in A Canadian Town".
Saturday, Nov 18 2017


Ed Butts Talk

Guelph author and historian Ed Butts presents on his new book "Wartime: The First World War in A Canadian Town".
Wednesday, Nov 8 2017


Ed Butts Talk

Guelph author and historian Ed Butts presents on his new book "Wartime: The First World War in A Canadian Town".
Tuesday, Nov 7 2017


FOVP Newsletter – November 2017

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


Cafe Philosophique - Powered by Love

The Cafe Philosophique Author Series presents a conversation with Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, Lindeni Mbotho, Cwengi Myeni and Sya VanGeest.
Tuesday, Nov 7 2017


PS Guelph Publishes "Queer City, A Reader"

Publication Studio Guelph has published the English edition of "Queer City, A Reader".


Jorey Tessier Book Launch

Guelph author Jorey Tessier launches his new children's book, the second in his Dream Big series.
Friday, Nov 3 2017


Guelph Chamber of Commerce Book Launch

The Guelph Chamber of Commerce launches its new coffee table book.
Friday, Nov 3 2017


Elora WordFest is Tonight

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


Double Indigenous Poetry Reading Tonight

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


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, Dec 10 2017


Ann Clayton Launches "Speaking of Writing"

Guelph author Ann Clayton launches "Speaking of Writing" with Karen Houle and Stephen Henighan.
Thursday, Nov 2 2017


"Likeness" by Jeremy Luke Hill

"Likeness" by Jeremy Luke Hill


Nicholas Ruddock Wins Bridport Prize

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


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

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


FOVP Sunday Writer's Hang Out

Friends of Vocamus Press holds it's monthly Last Sunday writers' hang-out.
Sunday, Oct 29 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".


Remembering Leonard

Remembering Leonard is an evening for fans of Leonard Cohen to gather and celebrate his life and work.
Thursday, Nov 9 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.
Thursday, Oct 26 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.


FOVP Genre Fiction Writers Hang-Out

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


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".
Saturday, Nov 4 2017


23-Minute Club Writing Group

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


A Big Book Bash Thank You

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


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!


Book Bash Sponsor – Wellington Brewery

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


Book Bash Sponsor – Webcom

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


Nightwood Group Launch w/ guest Andrew Hood

Four Nightwood Editions authors and local author Andrew Hood celebrate the launch Rebecca Papucaru's new book.
Sunday, Nov 5 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.


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.


Book Bash Sponsor – Moisan & Associates

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


Book Bash Sponsor – Modern Castles

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


Book Bash Sponsor – Janus Books

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


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.


Silence Open Mic - October 2017

Kasia Jaronczyk is the featured reader at this month's Silence Open Mic.
Wednesday, Oct 18 2017


Book Bash Sponsor – Fast Signs

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


Book Bash Sponsor – CareWell Health Group

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


Book Bash Sponsor – Bailey Creative

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


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".


"Lice-pickin' Party" by Marianne Micros

"Lice-pickin' Party" by Mrianne Micros


Melinda Burns Workshop - Writing & Mindfulness

Guelph writer Melinda Burns offers a morning of writing exercises and guided meditation.
Saturday, Oct 14 2017


Double Indigenous – Poetry Reading

Join Dene writer Tenille Campbell and Mohawk poet Janet Rogers for an evening of poetry at The Bookshelf.
Thursday, Oct 26 2017


Where To Park At Book Bash

Your Guide to Parking at Book Bash


Michael Kleiza Shortlisted for 2017 Able Write Prize

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


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..


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.


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.


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
Saturday, Oct 28 2017


Lore of the Land

A day of story, songs, poems and artworks on an organic cattle and blackcurrant farm in Rockwood.
Saturday, Nov 4 2017


The Tax Man Cometh: Taxes for Creative Professionals

The Guelph chapter of PWAC presents a workshop on taxes for creative professionals.
Tuesday, Oct 10 2017


FOVP Newsletter – October 2017

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


"Insomnia" by Kim Davids Mandar

"Insomnia" by Kim Davids Mander


TinderBox

TinderBox is an art installation by Arche Projects that includes the poetry of Guelph writer and artist Nora Ruddock.
Friday, Sep 29 2017


Anthony Carnovale Launches New Book

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


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.


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".
Tuesday, Oct 17 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.


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.


Lots of Events This Saturday

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


Poets for Change Reading

The Elora Poetry Centre Celebrates Poets for Change with a Reading by Bill Bisset.
Saturday, Sep 30 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...


Osmow's Grill Providing Food at Book Bash 2017

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


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.


Di Brandt Reading on Sunday

Di Brandt reads at the Elora Poetry Centre this Sunday.


10th Annual Eden Mills Book Sale

The 10th Annual Eden Mills Book Sale is on Saturday, September 30 at the Eden Mills Community Hall.
Saturday, Sep 30 2017


Karen Smythe Book Launch on Thursday

Guelph author Karen Smythe launches her new novel "This Side of Sad" at the eBar on Thursday, September 21.


Melinda Burns Workshops - Writer & Story

Guelph author Melinda Burns is offering a 7 week workshop series on Writer & Story.


Guelph Book Bash Festival

The Book Bash Festival is an annual celebration of books published by Guelph and area authors over the previous year.
Sunday, Oct 15 2017


FOVP Fall Retreat This Sunday

The Friends of Vocamus Press' Annual Fall Retreat at Eramosa Eden Retreat Centre is this Sunday..


FOVP Going to SkyCon

FOVP Genre Foction Coordinator Ryan Toxopeus will take your books to SkyCon


Karen Connelly Reading

Karen Connelly reads from her new novel, "The Change Room", at The eBar
Wednesday, Sep 20 2017


Silence Open Mic - September

This month's Silence Open Mic at Silence Sounds is 7:00 PM, on Wednesday, September 20.


Fund Raising Evening for "Riding Off in All Directions"

Fund raising evening for "Riding Off in All Directions", a musical written by Elora writer Daniel Bratton.
Thursday, Oct 5 2017


Danielle Joworski Talk

Guelph author Danielle Joworski talks on her book "The Athena Prodigies: Empowering Women Empowering Girls"
Saturday, Sep 30 2017


Ed Janzen Reading

Ed Janzen reads from "Thirty Short Stories About an Old Car" at Roxanne's Reflections.
Saturday, Sep 16 2017


"Manitoba Street" by Ann Clayton

"Manitoba Street" by Ann Clayton


David McPherson Reading

David McPherson reads from his new book "The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History" at The Bookshelf.
Saturday, Sep 30 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.
Thursday, Oct 19 2017


Book Club for Child-free Women

A reminder that Guelph author Heather Embree leads a book club for child-free women on Thursday, September 14, 6:30 PM, at the E-bar.


Greg Rhyno Interview in Queen Mob's Tea House

Greg Rhyno, a Guelph author and a Friend of Vocamus Press, was interviewed by Jeremy Luke Hill about his new book "To Me You Seem Giant".".


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.


Review of Greg Rhyno's "To Me You Seem Giant"

A review of Greg Rhyno's "To Me You Seem Giant" by Andrew Hood


Eden Mills Writers' Festival Events

Here's a guide to some of the fun events that are a part of this year's Eden Mills Writers' Festival


Greg Rhyno Book Launch This Thursday

A reminder that Guelph author and musician Greg Rhyno launches To Me You Seem Giant on Thursday, September 7, 8:00 PM, at the eBar.


All Our Past Writings Are Up On The New Site

We've completed transferring the catalogue of past local writing from our old website to our new one. See it all here.


Cancelled! – FOVP Second Saturday Is Cancelled for September

Our Friends of Vocamus Press Second Saturday Writers' Hang-Out is cancelled for September.


FOVP Newsletter – September 2017

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


Eden Mills Writers' Festival and PS Guelph Open Mic

Publication Studio Guelph and Eden Mills Writers’ Festival present a literary open mic night.
Thursday, Aug 31 2017


Women's Reading and Writing Circle

Articulat Studio in Rockwood is organizing a women's reading and writing circle.


Karen Smythe Interview in Queen Mob's Tea House

Karen Smythe, a Guelph author and a Friend of Vocamus Press, was interviewed by Jeremy Luke Hill about her new book This Side of Sad.


Ann Clayton Releases Speaking of Writing

Guelph author Ann Clayton releases Speaking of Writing, a collection of interviews with Canadian novelists.


Friends of Vocamus Press Welcomes Ann Clayton

Friends of Vocamus Press welcomes Guelph author Ann Clayton.


"Adolescence in Suburbia" by Melinda Burns

"Adolescence in Suburbia" by Melinda Burns


Karen Smythe Book Launch

Guelph author Karen Smythe launches her new novel "This Side of Sad" at the eBar.
Thursday, Sep 21 2017


An Evening with Tony Miller

The Black Heritage Society presents an evening with Tony Miller, author of Daddy Hall: A Biography in 80 Linocuts.
Saturday, Sep 30 2017


Book Club for Child-free Women

Guelph author Heather Embree leads a book club for child-free women.
Thursday, Sep 14 2017


Eden Mills Writers' Festival 2017 Keynote: Naomi Klein

The Eden Mills Writers' Festival presents its 2017 keynote address with activist author Naomi Klein.
Saturday, Sep 9 2017


Eden Mills Writers' Festival and PS Guelph Open Mic

Publication Studio Guelph and Eden Mills Writers’ Festival present a literary open mic night.
Thursday, Aug 31 2017


Kasia Jaronczyk Interview in Queen Mob's Tea House

Guelph author Kasia Jaronczyk was interviewed about her new book in Queen Mob's Tea House.


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".


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".


FGPL's 11th Annual Giant Book Sale

Friends of the Guelph Public Library hold their 11th Annual Giant Book Sale.
Friday, Oct 20 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


"Dreams" by Jessie Winokur

"Dreams" by Jessie Winokur


"Renovations" by Nikki Everts

"Renovations" by Nikki Everts


"Ode to Brazil" by Nina Kirkegaard

"Ode to Brazil" by Nina Kirkegaard


"Spectrums of Evidence" by Don Proctor

"Spectrums of Evidence" by Don Proctor


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


"Seize" by Jeremy Luke Hill

"Seize" by Jeremy Luke Hill


"Ar***t macht frei" by Bieke Stengos

"Ar***t macht frei" by Bieke Stengos


Review of Bill Hulet’s "Digging Your Own Well"

Review of Bill Hulet’s "Digging Your Own Well" by Michael Kleiza.


"Hollow Cost" by Burl Levine

"Hollow Cost" by Burl Levine


"No Refuge" by Michelle McMillan

"No Refuge" by Michelle McMillan


Interview with Shane Arbuthnott

An interview with Shane Arbuthnott by Jeremy Luke Hill.


"Intimate" by Kathryn Edgecombe

"Intimate" by Kathryn Edgecombe


"March 3 1999" by Nicholas Ruddock

"March 3 1999" by Nicholas Ruddock


"To Marjorie 1968" by Donna McCaw

"To Marjorie 1968" by Donna McCaw


"Walking the Corpse Home" by James Clarke

"Walking the Corpse Home" by James Clarke


"I Saw A Sign" by Darcy Hiltz

"I Saw A Sign" by Darcy Hiltz


Interview with Candace de Taeye

An interview with Candace de Taeye by Sheri Doyle


Review of "Rhapsody 2016"

Alec Follett reviews "Rhapsody 2016"


"Temagami" by Paul Hoy

"Temagami" by Paul Hoy


Interview with John Nyman

Interview with John Nyman by Sheri Doyle.


Review of Candace deTaeye's "Small Planes and the Dead Fathers of Lovers"

A review of Candace deTaeye's "Small Planes and the Dead Fathers of Lovers" by Zane Koss.


"Yellow Cessna" by Candace de Taeye

"Yellow Cessna" by Candace de Taeye


"She Moves Like a River" by Jerry Prager

"She Moves Like a River" by Jerry Prager


"Ray Romano: Patron Saint of Trivial Comforts" by Mike Chaulk

"Ray Romano: Patron Saint of Trivial Comforts" by Mike Chaulk


"Love" by Greg Rhyno

"Love" by Greg Rhyno


"A Long Season" by jeffrey reid pettis

"A Long Season" by jeffrey reid pettis


"Grassland (The prairie wolf and the bee)" by Anna Bowen

"Grassland (The prairie wolf and the bee)" by Anna Bowen


Review of Daniel Pike and Joy Lynn Goddard "Buyers, Liars, Sellers and Yellers"

Review of Daniel Pike and Joy Lynn Goddard "Buyers, Liars, Sellers and Yellers" by Marion Reidel.


"the groundhog in my backyard teaches me about decolonization" by Amelia Meister

"the groundhog in my backyard teaches me about decolonization" by Amelia Meister


"What We Know and Don’t Know" by Valerie Senyk

"What We Know and Don’t Know" by Valerie Senyk


Review of Jerry Prager’s "Echoes in the Timbers"

A review of Jerry Prager’s "Echoes in the Timbers" by Jeremy Luke Hill.


Review of Brandon Kidd’s "Randy Talbot’s Closet"

A review of Brandon Kidd’s "Randy Talbot’s Closet" by Marion Reidel.


"Fight Night" by Adrien Potvin

"Fight Night" by Adrien Potvin


Interview with Andrea Perry

An interview with Andrea Perry by Sheri Doyle


"Separation" by Marianne Micros

"Separation" by Marianne Micros


Review of Andrea Perry’s "Rise"

A review of Andrea Perry’s "Rise" by Cid V Brunet.


"The Balcony Tenant" by Hanna Peters

"The Balcony Tenant" by Hanna Peters


"Squirrel (squirm)" by Tanya Korigan

"Squirrel (squirm)" by Tanya Korigan


"Grief Walks With You" by Rob O’Flanagan

"Grief Walks With You" by Rob O’Flanagan


"Like Water" by Paul Hoy

"Like Water" by Paul Hoy


"for my boston fern" by John Nyman

"for my boston fern" by John Nyman


"Candy Wrappers" by Sheri Doyle

"Candy Wrappers" by Sheri Doyle


"Dreaming of Ed Sullivan" by Jayelle Lindsay

"Dreaming of Ed Sullivan" by Jayelle Lindsay


"Letter to My Favourite Stranger" by Nina Kirkegaard

"Letter to My Favourite Stranger" by Nina Kirkegaard


"Spells the Blue" by Jeremy Luke Hill

"Spells the Blue" by Jeremy Luke Hill


"Present-Continuous" by Zane Koss

"Present-Continuous" by Zane Koss


"Aphrodi–" by Robin Elizabeth Downey

"Aphrodi–" by Robin Elizabeth Downey


"This Wild Beauty" by Nikki Everts

"This Wild Beauty" by Nikki Everts


"Young Girl Staring Out to the North Sea" by Bieke Stengos

"Young Girl Staring Out to the North Sea" by Bieke Stengos


"Designated Dreamer" by James Clarke

Designated Dreamer by James Clarke


"In Your Womb" by Heather Embree

"In Your Womb" by Heather Embree


"haiku-arizona" by Elaine K. Chang

"haiku-arizona" by Elaine K. Chang


"Twenty-Two" by Madhur Ananad

"Twenty-Two" by Madhur Ananad


"Dreamscape" by Burl Levine

"Dreamscape" by Burl Levine


"Woman in a Dark-Flowered Dress" by Melinda Burns

"Woman in a Dark-Flowered Dress" by Melinda Burns


"The Tracy Arm" by Michael Kleiza

"The Tracy Arm" by Michael Kleiza


"Finishing Work" by Darcy Hiltz

"Finishing Work" by Darcy Hiltz


"The Pond — Mid-Summer" by Kathryn Edgecomb

"The Pond — Mid-Summer" by Kathryn Edgecomb


"Designated Knowledge" by Andrea Perry

"Designated Knowledge" by Andrea Perry


"Fluid" by Candace deTaeye

"Fluid" by Candace deTaeye


"Twin" by Marianne Micros

"Twin" by Marianne Micros


"In a Dream" by Neal Hammond

"In a Dream" by Neal Hammond


"The Joke" by Eoin O’Shea

"The Joke" by Eoin O’Shea


"A Past Life?" by Heather Embree

"A Past Life?" by Heather Embree


"Rereading the Palimpsest" by Anna Bowen

"Rereading the Palimpsest" by Anna Bowen


"No More Decorating the Mud Man" by Donna McCaw

"No More Decorating the Mud Man" by Donna McCaw


"I Can’t Sleep" by Rob O’Flanagan

"I Can’t Sleep" by Rob O’Flanagan


"Argument" by Paul Hoy

"Argument" by Paul Hoy


"Peach Tree" by Nick Dinka

"Peach Tree" by Nick Dinka


"Homecoming Ritual" by Matt Payne

"Homecoming Ritual" by Matt Payne


"Clouded" by Cid Brunet

"Clouded" by Cid Brunet


"Passage" by David McConnell

"Passage" by David McConnell


"Terra Mater Soon" by Michelle McMillan

"Terra Mater Soon" by Michelle McMillan


"Impossibility" by Jeremy Luke Hill

"Impossibility" by Jeremy Luke Hill


"Concerning Meditation" by Andrea Perry

"Concerning Meditation" by Andrea Perry


"Alice" by Sean McCabe

"Alice" by Sean McCabe


"Signs Like Flowers" by Darcy Hiltz

"Signs Like Flowers" by Darcy Hiltz


Review of "Guelph Versifiers of the 19th Century"

Review of "Guelph Versifiers of the 19th Century" by Mike Fan.


"Moving Skipping Rope, Harold E. Edgerton, 1952" by Jayelle Lindsay

"Moving Skipping Rope, Harold E. Edgerton, 1952" by Jayelle Lindsay


"Tuning Your Mandolin" by James Nowak

"Tuning Your Mandolin" by James Nowak


"Armenia’s Sorrow" by Bieke Stengos

"Armenia’s Sorrow" by Bieke Stengos


"Beijing 13" by Valerie Senyk

"Beijing 13" by Valerie Senyk


"Three Hiakus" by Burl Levine

"Three Hiakus" by Burl Levine


"Chequeov" by Nicholas Ruddock

"Chequeov " by Nicholas Ruddock


"Winter Renovations" by Sheila Koop

"Winter Renovations" by Sheila Koop


"Walls" by Laura C. Furster

"Walls" by Laura C. Furster


"Prison" by Darcy Hiltz

"Prison" by Darcy Hiltz


"The Plough" by Matt Payne

"The Plough" by Matt Payne


"If Love" by Nikki Everrts

"If Love" by Nikki Everrts


"A Time That No One Reads" by Jeremy Luke Hill

"A Time That No One Reads" by Jeremy Luke Hill


"Courting Lightness" by Michelle McMillan

"Courting Lightness" by Michelle McMillan


"The Settler" by Cid Brunet

"The Settler" by Cid Brunet


"I’m Out" by Kai van der Meer

"I’m Out" by Kai van der Meer


"Order" by Doug Davey

"Order" by Doug Davey


"This Is Changing" by Amelia Meister

"This Is Changing" by Amelia Meister


"Dead Bugs" by Jerry Prager

"Dead Bugs" by Jerry Prager


"The Friends" by Rob O'Flanagan

"The Friends" by Rob O'Flanagan


"I am running" by Carrie Snyder

"I am running" by Carrie Snyder


"Polio" by Nicholas Ruddock

"Polio" by Nicholas Ruddock


"taking vows" by Valerie Senyk

"taking vows" by Valerie Senyk


"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