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Eden Mills Writers' Festival

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-341-4320
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Primary Contact Marilyn Baxter, Volunteer Director; Phone: 519-820-3594; Email:
Alternate Contact Melissa McGrath, Manager; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Literary festival that promotes the love of reading through programming for children, teens and adults.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1989
Funding Federal and provincial grants ; private foundation ; donations ; ticket sales ; vendor and exhibitor fees
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) In-person programming includes:  
* readings, interviews and discussions with Canada‚Äôs established and emerging authors 
* reading sets for teens and children  
* opportunities for yet-to-be published writers to showcase their work  
* annual literary and poetry competitions  
* food court and licensed patio 
Outdoor location: reading sites are in the yards of villagers. Online content in 2020.
Hours Due to COVID-19, online events only in 2020, held May-Oct. See website for details. 
Sun 12 noon-6 pm * gates open 11 am 
See website for dates * held rain or shine * events during lead-up to Festival Sunday (workshops, seminars)
Areas Served Guelph ; Guelph-Eramosa ; Southwestern Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Visit website for information and deadlines on Festival writing contests
Languages English
Fees Admission - see website for details ; Festival Sunday: tickets also available at the Bookshelf, 41 Quebec St, Guelph, call ahead
Site Information
Located In Community Eden Mills
Address & Map
19 Cedar St
Eden Mills, ON N0B 1P0
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Intersection York St and Barden St
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; all reading sites are wheelchair accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture
HCSD Sub Heading Arts Associations ; Festivals & Special Events
Service Categories Arts Festivals

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