The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Announces Full Schedule of Online Events

PRESS RELEASE June 23, 2020


 More than sixty writers will participate in the 2020 Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, recently reimagined as the “In Your Own Backyard” online event series due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Having kicked off the series in May, the EMWF has events ongoing until October. Programming highlights include book clubs, panel discussions, author showcases, presentations for children and more.

Presentations for children include events led by authors Devin Fan, Wesley King and Kenneth Oppel. And YA authors Sheena Kamal, Rob Shapiroand Lindsay Wong join host Eric Walters for a discussion about crafting compelling lead characters.

The EMWF continues to support local and emerging writers with a showcase of Guelph-based authors, and a session dedicated to students from The University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA program, as well as the festival’s Read at the Fringe contest winners.

Events are free and accessible via Zoom. Events for adults include closed captioning, and events for children include ASL Interpretation. Details and registration can be found at

The EMWF is grateful for the financial support provided by The Angel Gabriel Foundation, The Canada Council for the Arts, The Department of Canadian Heritage, League of Canadian Poets, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, The Ontario Arts Council, The Pollock Family Fund and Wellington County.

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