Eden Mills Writers’ Festival 2013

Eden Mills Writers Festival
You know it’s autumn when there is an array of literary festivals during the weekends! Please join author, Monica Kulling, at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival on Sunday, September 15, 2013. She will be at Jenny’s Place (Backyard) from 3:10-3:30pm along with other children’s book authors.

Photo Credit: Erin Woods

Monica Kulling lives in Toronto and has published over 35 children’s titles including Merci, Mister Dash! and In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps it Up (which Smithsonian Magazine cited as one of 10 Great Science Books for Kids). Her books have been regularly nominated for awards, including the Silver Birch Express Award for All Aboard! Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine.

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival 2011

You know it’s autumn when there is an array of literary festivals during the weekends! Please join Tundra author, Richard Scrimger, at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival on Sunday, September 18. He will be at the COMMON from 3:30-4:30pm along with young adult authors Adwoa Badoe and Tish Cohen.

Me & Death
An Afterlife Adventure

By Richard Scrimger
Trade Paperback
192 Pages
Ages 11+
ISBN: 978-0-88776-796-8

Praise for Me & Death:
“…fast-paced tale of life and death… Scrimger packs a lot into this short, philosophical tale, which openly acknowledges its Dickensian inspiration. …an accessible story of redemption.” – Publishers Weekly

“… Scrimger creates unpredictable, sad, and authentic scenes that enliven the story … Scrimger’s novel is a difficult, compelling read that taps into teens’ fascination with death….” – Booklist

Me & Death is veteran YA author Richard Scrimger’s witty and original riff on the Scrooge story.” – Quill & Quire

“…While Me & Death could loosely be categorized as a modern-day, teenage version of A Christmas Carol, its focus on the ‘now what?’ as Jim returns to life to face and make peace with the ‘living demons’ brings an edge that will enthrall young teens. Flip, sad, poignant, funny, and fast-paced, with vivid characters, this book will be enjoyed by a range of young readers….” – VOYA

“A simpler dark tale, a moral fable, emerges from Me & Death: An Afterlife Adventure…. The moral of the story is straightforward, lightened by Scrimger’s comic irony and energized by a suspenseful climax.” – The Toronto Star

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival 2010

This year, the 22nd Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is being held on Sunday, September 19, 2010 from noon to 6:00pm. Where is Eden Mills you may ask? It is 15 minutes east of the city of Guelph and 5 minutes west of Rockwood. The festival is outdoors, so we would recommend bringing a lawn chair (fold-up ones work best) or blanket for seating, an umbrella (just in case!), a water bottle, and cash (there’s no bank machine) to buy books, souvenirs, and food. Parking is free!

Keep an eye out for our authors participating in the festival this year:

Young Adult Authors
Shane Peacock, author of The Secret Fiend: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 4th Case
Marthe Jocelyn, author of Folly

Children’s Writers
Jo Ellen Bogart, author of Big and Small, Room for All
Ann Love and Jane Drake, sisters and co-authors of Talking Tails: The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets

Click here for some photos from last year’s festival!

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival 2009

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is now in its 21st year! This year it was held on Sunday, September 20, 2009 – noon ’til 6:00pm. Here are a few photos from the day:

Driving into Eden Mills, we knew we were going the right way!
EMWF 2009

This painting on a building near the South Gate Entrance:
Eden Mills

Publishers’ Way: The Bookshelf had books for sale by author reading at the Festival. Author signings were in the booth next to the Bookshelf. Other Publishers also had booths on this street.
Publishers' Way

The Food Court: lots of delicious foods from samosas to organic ice cream!
Food Court

Curtis Parkinson reading from The Castle on Deadman’s Island at the Common during the Young Adult Authors set at 1:30pm.
Curtis Parkinson

Also reading was Cary Fagan at the Children’s Area at 1:30pm and Edo van Belkom at the Children’s Area at 4:30pm. Please visit our page on facebook for more photos.

We would like the thank all the hardworking volunteers for making the festival such a success!  The next EMWF‘s big day of readings will be on Sunday, September 19, 2010.

Mystery Monday with Curtis Parkinson

McNally Robinson Booksellers invited Curtis Parkinson for their Mystery Monday event. Curtis read two passages from his newest young adult novel, The Castle on Deadman’s Island.

If you weren’t able to make it to the event, Curtis did sign copies of The Castle on Deadman’s Island and Death in Kingsport that will be available at McNally Robinson on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you to the wonderful team at McNally Robinson for all their hard work and help!

Don’t forget to read Curtis Parkinson’s interview about The Castle on Deadman’s Island in The Kingston Whig Standard. In the interview, Curtis explains how Boldt Castle inspired this mystery novel.

Curtis Parkinson will be participating at this year’s Eden Mills Writers Festival on Sunday, September 20, 2009. He will also be touring Saskatchewan for the TD Canadian Children’s Book Week during Saturday, November 14 to Saturday, November 21, 2009.

There was a great number of people who came to hear Curtis Parkinson read. The audience asked him lots of questions, had their books signed, and had their pictures taken. Short video clips of the reading are posted on our youtube channel.