25th Trillium Award


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Purdy Country Literary Festival (PurdyFest)

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 5:00pm


Various Locations in Purdy County


This summer's eighth annual Purdy Country Literary Festival (PurdyFest) will begin on Friday, August 1, with a Potluck Supper at ZenRiver Gardens in the hamlet of Malone. On Saturday, August 2, a Symposium will be held in the Marmora Library building from 12 to 2 pm on the poetry and legacy of Mohawk poet Pauline Johnson. After the Symposium poets will gather on the islet in the Marmora Dam for Another Dam Poetry Reading.

Activities continue Sunday afternoon, August 3, at ZenRiver Gardens with Group Readings hosted by Tai Grove, President of The Canada-Cuba Literary Alliance and publisher of Hidden Brook Press.

Free rough camping will be available at ZenRiver Gardens, and side trips will likely be made to the Al Purdy A-frame in Ameliasburgh, as well as expeditions to local conservation area Callahan's Rapids and other scenic locations.

PurdyFests are hosted by Marmora poet Chris Faiers:
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Mississauga Writers Group Monthly Meeting


Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:00am


Mississauga Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W
Mississauga , ON
L5B 3Y3


Writers and authors new or published come together and share your enthusiasm, expertise, knowledge and works.

Join the Mississauga Writers Group meeting at 10:00 – 11:30 am at Mississauga Central Library, 3rd Flr. Art & History Dept., Mississauga. For more info, contact us at [email protected]

26 Atlantic Crossings: A Visual Expression of Original Art and the Written Word


Friday, August 22, 2014 - 7:00pm


Books & Company
289 Main Street
Picton, ON
K0K 2T0


The Prince Edward County Studio Tour has reached across the Atlantic to collaborate with an organization of talented writers in Great Britain called simply, 26. The result is a unique international project, linking visual art and the art of writing. 26 accomplished artists, all member of the 2014 PEC Studio Tour, have been partnered with 26 UK writers. Each artist has created an original piece to share via the internet with their partner in the British Isles. Each writer has composed a sestude (exactly 62 words, 26 in reflection) in response to the work.

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