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Eden Mills Writers' Festival logo with a bird made of books against a yellow sky with clouds

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July 7, 2020 - October 6, 2020


Hosted by Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

EMWF In Your Own Backyard
Online Series For Kids

Tuesday July 7, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. EST (online)
EMWF Kids: Sara and the Search for Normal

Tuesday, September 1st, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST (online)
EMWF Kids: The Barnabus Project, written and illustrated by The Fan Brothers

October 6, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST (online)
EMWF Kids: Hatch, by Kenneth Oppel – an event for schools!


Closed captioning on October 6. ASL interpretation on July 7 and September 1. All events are free.


  • Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

    Rivermead, 19 Cedar Street, Eden Mills, ON N0B 1P0, Canada

    The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival has been holding a literary picnic on the idyllic banks of the Eramosa River since 1989. The Festival was founded by former Eden Mills resident and Governor General Award winning author, Leon Rooke. At the time, Leon and his wife Connie lived in the former stagecoach hotel across the street from the then Eden Mills General Store. The store owners, Don and Mark Holman, suggested that Leon launch his new novel, A Good Baby, from the front steps of their store. Leon invited other writers, including Rohinton Mistry, Michael Ondaatje, Jane Urquhart, and Linda Spalding to join him, and the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival was born.