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EMWF

Joined June 2018

The Eden Mills Writers‘ Festival is an annual literary festival in Eden Mills, Ontario. September 7-9, 2018. Visit emwf.ca for more info!
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"I knew I would be judged harshly if I were to reveal what I was thinking, what I was feeling, so I just dulled the edges of my existence so no one would know who I had living inside me. I became a secret to myself." Tom Wilson will be at #emwf18 to read from his captivating memoir that takes readers through his early years, his life as a musician, and most importantly, his search for the truth and his place in the world. bit.ly/2tHJmtR #canlit

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EMWF @Cinfhen We hope you enjoy it! 10mo
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This Wound is a World: Poems | Billy-Ray Belcourt
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"i am trying to figure out how to be in the world without wanting it. this, perhaps, is what it means to be native." Billy-Ray Belcourt will be at #emwf18 to read from his breathtaking poetry collection, This Wound is a World, which turns to love and sex to understand how Indigenous peoples shoulder sadness and pain without giving up on the future. bit.ly/2yJSQdJ #canlit #poetry #griffinpoetryprize #indigenous

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Recently long-listed for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, Washington Black tells the story an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, who is chosen as a manservant for his master's brother. To his surprise, Washington is soon initiated into a world where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning. Esi Edugyan will be at #emwf18 to read from her dazzling new novel. bit.ly/2MkXmBm #canlit #manbooker

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Less than 2 weeks to go until Festival Weekend! Tickets available online and at The Bookshelf in Guelph. Discover your next great read in Eden Mills! Details, tickets & full schedule of events available here: bit.ly/2l8uZuX #emwf18 #canlit #litfest

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Happy publication day! Rawi Hage will be at #emwf18 to read from his new novel, Beirut Hellfire Society. The novel follows Pavlov, a twenty-something son of an undertaker, who, after his father's death, is approached by a member of the mysterious Hellfire Society - an anti-religious sect that arrange secret burials for those who have been denied them. bit.ly/2MrPVZ8 @PenguinRandomCa #canlit #publicationday #releaseday

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After a successful career as an ER physician, Dr. Goldman began to question if he was the same caring doctor that he was at the beginning of his career. In The Power of Kindness, he leaves the familiar surroundings of the hospital to explore the world in search of the most empathetic people alive & his own lost compassion. He will be at #emwf18 to read from his memoir which investigates why kindness is so vital to our existence. bit.ly/2KnlPJa

JennyM Sounds great 10mo
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“Smiling Miss Seabrooke should be here to meet me. But my teacher is missing and NOT here to greet me.” Lana Button will be at #emwf18 to read from her charming children's book about Kitty, a kindergartner dealing with her first substitute teacher. bit.ly/2IsuS6E #canlit #kidslit #picturebook

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"People who forget the wrongs that were done to them perpetuate those same wrongs on others." Sharon Bala will be at #emwf18 to read from her timely novel that provides a deeply compassionate lens through which to view the current refugee crisis. bit.ly/2ItLkU4 @PenguinRandomCa #canlit #canadareads

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Heartbreaker | Claudia Dey
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"My mother came to this place as a stranger. Now I feared she was retracing her steps out. Returning to a world she had refused to describe to me." Happy publication day! Claudia Dey will be at #emwf18 to read from her captivating and luminous new novel, Heartbreaker. bit.ly/2N2ZD5l #canlit #publicationday #releaseday

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Happy Poet's Day! Don't miss A.F. Moritz at #emwf18, where he will read from his collection The Sparrow, which surveys 45 years of his published poems. There are poems of mystery and imagination; of compassion and rage; of contemplation and analysis; of history and current events; and of fullness and emptiness. bit.ly/2Itp4K6 @HouseOfAnansi #canlit #poetry #poetsday

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Weave a Circle Round | Kari Maaren
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Freddy is stuck thousands of years in the past with her very, very weird neighbors. And that‘s only the beginning… We‘re so pleased to welcome the fantastic Kari Maaren, author of Weave a Circle Round, to our #emwf18 author lineup! bit.ly/2MlFmeR #canlit #timetravel #YAlit #YAfantasy

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Find You in the Dark | Nathan Ripley
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Martin Reese has a hobby: he buys stolen police files on serial killers and uses them to find and dig up murder victims. Once he finds them, he calls the police anonymously, taunting them for their failure to do their job. Martin sees his work as a public service, but others disagree... Nathan Ripley will be at #emwf18 to read from his chilling thriller! bit.ly/2MsillX #canlit #thriller

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Don't Tell the Enemy | Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
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War is raging around Krystia‘s town. Her uncle and cousin have already died at the hands of the Soviet and Nazi invaders. Now her Jewish friends face starvation in the ghetto or death in the camps… unless she can find a way to help them. Marsha Skrypuch will be at #emwf18 to read from her historical fiction novel for young adults! bit.ly/2N1TWoz #canlit #YAlit

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"He noted the passage of time with such quiet wonder that Isabel felt it slipping away. She felt herself age, she felt the regrets she didn't yet have." Kim Fu will be at #emwf18 to read from The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, which explores the way a traumatic experience impacts and shapes the lives of five girls throughout their teen and adult years. bit.ly/2tC47XK #canlit

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Vi | Kim Thuy
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"My first name, Bảo Vi, showed my parents' determination to "protect the smallest one." In a literal translation, I am "Tiny precious microscopic." As is often the case in Vietnam, I did not match the image of my own name." Kim Thúy will be at #emwf18 to read from her lyrical novel that explores the lives of Vietnamese refugees as they reinvent themselves in new lands. bit.ly/2tGhF4x @PenguinRandomCA #canlit

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“This town‘s full of sorrows, isn‘t it?” Yesterday was publication day for this wonderful book! Craig Davidson will be at #emwf18 to read from his bittersweet coming-of-age story about a small group of kids and an eccentric uncle, who spend a summer in the 1980s investigating urban myths in Niagara Falls (a.k.a. Cataract City). Also, don't miss your chance to learn from him at our Writing Workshops on Saturday, September 8! bit.ly/2KoC7yf #canlit

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Innocent Heroes is a unique celebration of the important role animals play in war, and an insightful look at the taking of Vimy Ridge from the perspective of three men in the Canadian platoon. Sigmund Brouwer will be at #emwf18 to read from his middle grade historical novel! bit.ly/2Mnwwsq @PenguinRandomCa #canlit #middlegrade

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Investigator Thumps DreadfulWater has retired from California to the small town of Chinook, where he spends his time as a fine-arts photographer. He's enjoying the peace and quiet until a body turns up on the eve of a major conference and Thumps is asked by the understaffed sheriff‘s department to help. Thomas King will be at #emwf18 to read from Cold Skies, the third book in the Thumps DreadfulWater mystery series! bit.ly/2KnBw2P #canlit

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The Disappearance | Gillian Chan
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Jacob Mueller seems to be from a different world. After mystifying experts and doctors, who finally decide that he is an elective mute, Jacob has ended up in a juvenile group home where he is bullied and isolated until Mike McCallum arrives. Gillian Chan will be at #emwf18 to read from her YA novel that centers on the unlikely friendship between these two boys, who both harbour secrets. bit.ly/2N04Ta1 #canlit #YAlit

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Foe | Iain Reid
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"What constitutes normalcy? I think if you asked fifty people, you'd get fifty different answers. There would, undoubtedly, be some congruities. But who decides what's normal? Where does the line of regularity fall?" Happy Canadian publication day! Iain Reid will be at #emwf18 to read from his taut, psychological thriller about a couple who live a quiet, solitary life until a stranger arrives from the city with surprising news... bit.ly/2KnUEhi

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Sofie & Cecilia | Katherine Ashenburg
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Set in the fascinating art world of Sweden between 1900 and 1940, Sofie & Cecilia is the story of a lifelong female friendship between the wives of two celebrated artists. Katherine Ashenburg will be at #emwf18 to read from her rich and beautiful historical novel. bit.ly/2txbfFU #canlit

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Still Water | Amy Stuart
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Still Water is a new thriller featuring Clare and Malcolm, this time on the hunt for a missing mother and son in a town that is drowning in deception, where Clare may be in her gravest danger yet. Amy Stuart will be at #emwf18 to read from her highly anticipated sequel to Still Mine! bit.ly/2KntuUC #canlit #thriller

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Little Beast | Julie DeMers
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Little Beast is set in 1944 in a little village in rural Quebec, where an eleven-year-old girl has been confined to her house by her parents, after she suddenly sprouted a full beard. When the townspeople come for her, she escapes into the wintry night. Join French author Julie Demers at #emwf18 as she reads from her recently translated novel (readings in both French and English). bit.ly/2KqDJuv @coachhousebooks #canlit

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Games End | Natasha Deen
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Maggie Johnson is dealing with too much - the rising distrust and hate of the townspeople, her growing (and unpredictable) supernatural powers, and the dead, waiting to be transitioned from this side to the next. Natasha Deen will be at #emwf18 to read from her most recent YA paranormal mystery, Game's End! bit.ly/2KmzCwc #canlit #YAlit #paranormal #ghosts

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing | Madeleine Thien
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“I know that throughout my life I have struggled to forgive my father. Now, as I get older, I wish most of all that he had been able to find a way to forgive himself.” Madeleine Thien will be at #emwf18 to read from her critically acclaimed and haunting novel that follows the lives of two generations - those who lived through Moa's Cultural Revolution; and the children of the survivors, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square.

janeycanuck I was so excited to see her as one of this year‘s authors and then was so sad when I realized I was away during this year‘s festival 😰 11mo
EMWF @janeycanuck Oh no, that‘s too bad! Hopefully you can join us next year 😊 11mo
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"We need this world, and this world doesn't need us. Why do we persist in behaving as if the converse were true?" Kate Harris will be at #emwf18 to read from Land of Lost Borders, a travelogue that chronicles her journey biking the ancient Silk Road, and weaves adventure with deep reflection and the history of science and exploration. bit.ly/2Kq7JXw @PenguinRandomCa #canlit

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Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin
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We are thrilled to announce that Uzma Jalaluddin will be joining our fantastic #emwf18 lineup! She will be reading from her debut novel, Ayesha At Last, which is a modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, set in a Toronto Muslim community. bit.ly/2v71rSL #canlit

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Motherhood | Sheila Heti
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"There is something threatening about a woman who is not occupied with children. There is something at-loose-ends feeling about such a woman. What is she going to do instead? What sort of trouble will she make?" Sheila Heti will be at #emwf18 to read from her deeply intelligent and probing novel about motherhood and what it means to be a woman in today's world. She‘ll also be hosting a Writing Workshop on September 8! bit.ly/2twzqUS #canlit

Cinfhen Sounds wonderful 11mo
EMWF @Cinfhen It‘s a great read! I hope you enjoy it 😊 11mo
ReadingEnvy I‘m reading that one now. 11mo
EMWF @ReadingEnvy Can‘t wait to see your review! 11mo
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Two Times a Traitor | Karen Bass
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While exploring a dark tunnel in the Citadel, twelve-year-old Laz‘s St. Christopher's medal begins to burn hot and he blacks out. When he wakes up he is surrounded by pirates and he realizes he is trapped in 1745! How will he get back to his current time? Karen Bass will be at #emwf18 to read from her enthralling, time-slip adventure! bit.ly/2Kn3JE1 #canlit #kidlit #YAlit #YAbooks

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"Their ancestors were displaced from their original homeland in the south and the white people who forced them here had never intended for them to survive. The collapse of the white man‘s modern system further withered the Anishinaabeg here. But they refused to wither completely…” Waub will be at #emwf18 to read from his daring and brilliant post-apocalyptic novel set in a small northern Anishinaabe community. Listen to our podcast: bit.ly/2Npdq5G

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"I wonder if because I had only brothers I have never really understood why people choose to determine women by their outsides, and not by their brains or hearts. I don't want to be admired like Ulyana. I want to be given space so that I can paint and record and unfold into what I'm making." Heidi Sopinka will be at #emwf18 to read from her novel of love, longing, and art set in interwar Paris. bit.ly/2tlgoAw @PenguinRandomCa #canlit

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After an exciting life in the ocean, Inky the octopus has retired to an aquarium where he plays cards, makes faces at the visitors and tells his tank mate Blotchy tales of his past adventures. One day, Blotchy dares Inky to make his greatest escape ever... out of their tank! Will Inky succeed? Find out when Casey Lyall reads at #emwf18. bit.ly/2tGa06B #canlit #kidlit #picturebook

whatshesreadingnow Need to pick this one up, my grandson would love it! 😍 11mo
EMWF It‘s a great story (with adorable illustrations) @whatshesreadingnow! I hope you both enjoy it! 🐙 11mo
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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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In The Marrow Thieves, the Indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. Cherie Dimaline will be at #emwf18 to read from her powerful novel, which offers a cautionary tale that readers of all ages can learn from. bit.ly/2lzAYZR #canlit #YAlit #IndigenousLit

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Dave Bidini will be at #emwf18 to read from his newest book, Midnight Light: A Personal Journey to the North. In Midnight Light, Bidini brings Yellowknife, the Northwest Territories, and its remarkable and proud people to life. Don't miss the special advanced launch of this book at EMWF 2018! bit.ly/2Kkmh7E #canlit #memoir

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Oscar | Mauricio Segura
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We're excited to announce that Mauricio Segura will be joining our fantastic #emwf18 lineup! He will be reading from his recently translated work of fiction, Oscar, which was inspired by the life of the legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. bit.ly/2m2Z5jG #canlit

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"You tell me all the time that mistakes are good things. They help us discover amazing stuff. Is is only true for kids? Not for adults?" "No, I believe we're all meant to make mistakes. They teach us things." While mistakes might be good, you don't want to make the mistake of missing Sylvia McNicoll reading from The Snake Mistake Mystery at #emwf18! bit.ly/2K9yY9o #canlit #kidlit

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The English Patient | Michael Ondaatje
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Congratulations to #emwf alum Michael Ondaatje on winning the prestigious Golden Man Booker prize! Fun fact: Ondaatje was at the very first EMWF 30 years ago, as he was a close friend of the Festival‘s founder, Leon Rooke! #canlit #manbookerprize

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Hiraeth | Carol Rose Daniels
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Carol Rose Daniels will be at #emwf18 to read from her debut collection of poetry, Hiraeth, which explores her journey of struggle and healing in the aftermath of the Sixties Scoop, a dark point in Canadian history that few ever discuss. Hiraeth is about women supporting and lending strength and clarity to other women, so they know that moving forward is always possible - and always necessary. bit.ly/2N3NA7Q #canlit #poetry

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In Sleeping in the Ground, Detective Superintendent Alan Banks investigates a shocking mass murder that occurs during a wedding outside a small church in the Yorkshire Dales. Don't miss Peter Robinson reading from the 24th book in his internationally bestselling series at #emwf18! bit.ly/2ts0Aw7 #canlit #dcibanks #crimefiction

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The Defiant | Lesley Livingston
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"But even if we‘re too late for rescue, we‘ll still be right on time for revenge.” Fallon was warned. Now she is about to pay the price for winning the love of the Roman people as Caesar‘s victorious gladiatrix. Lesley Livingston will be at #emwf18 to read from her highly anticipated sequel, The Defiant. bit.ly/2KhjDQc #canlit #YAlit #fantasy

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We are beyond thrilled to have Jann Arden joining us at #emwf18 on Saturday, September 8 at 1 p.m at the University of Guelph. Tickets are on sale now and selling fast! bit.ly/2lNVPbR #canlit

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Bought tickets! Will be there ! 11mo
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Vi | Kim Thuy
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Happy Canada Day! Celebrate with some #canlit from our #emwf18 lineup! #CanadaDay

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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"You fight the war with guns, you fight the peace with stories." Omar El Akkad joins us at #emwf18 to read from his debut novel, which asks what might happen if America turned its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. bit.ly/2tHCVa8 #CanLit

Geeklet That is such a fantastic book! 12mo
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Beloved poet Dennis Lee is our very special guest at #emwf18 on September 9, 2018. Good Night, Good Night collects his best-loved poems about bedtime and dreaming, brought to life by the whimsical art of award-winning illustrator Qin Leng. bit.ly/2Ii2fbX #canlit #kidslit #poetry

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Mama's Boy | David Goudreault
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"My mother was always committing suicide. She started out young, in an amateur capacity. But it didn‘t take long for Mama to work out how to make psychiatrists take notice, and to get the respect reserved for the most serious cases." David Goudreault joins us at the 2018 EMWF! bit.ly/2MhM0hN #canlit #emwf18

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Kicking off our author spotlights with Claire Tacon on #PinkFlamingoDay! In Search of the Perfect Singing Flamingo is about “relationships and intersections, and the incredible interconnectedness of all our lives” - Kerry Clare bit.ly/2yAQwG4 #emwf18 #canlit

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JoScho Welcome to Litsy! I hope you love it here 💖 12mo
EMWF Thank you @JoScho! 12mo
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Happy Pride! 🌈🌈🌈 #canlit #pride

whatshesreadingnow Gorgeous! 🌈 12mo
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We are thrilled to announce our 2018 Author Lineup! On September 8, Jann Arden will be at the University of Guelph to discuss her life and memoirs, while Sheila Heti and Craig Davidson will be hosting writing workshops at the Delta Hotel in Guelph. On September 9, join us in Eden Mills, ON to listen to and meet over 40 Canadian authors for adults, YA and children. Visit www.emwf.ca for more information! #canlit #emwf18

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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 12mo
EMWF Thank you @RaimeyGallant! Advanced tickets are only $20 online! 12mo
RaimeyGallant It's the flight and hotel I'm more worried about. 12mo
EMWF @RaimeyGallant Oh, very true. Those add up quickly 😔 12mo
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