Eden Mills Writers’ FestivalWebsite
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.