Friends of Vocamus Press 1st Annual Writers’ Getaway


Friends of Vocamus Press is holding our 1st Annual Writers’ Getaway on Saturday, October 22. It’s your chance to get away with other writers for a day to focus on your work.

It’s not a workshop. It’s not a seminar. It’s a day long writing getaway at the scenic Elora Poetry Centre. You’ll be provided with lunch and dinner, ample quiet time to write during the day, and then a few drinks (BYOB) and some chat in the evening.
The Elora Poetry Centre is just outside the town of Elora, at 7324 Wellington County Road 21. It features beautiful grounds, a sculpture garden, a collection of literary memorabilia, collaborative works of art, and lots of places to write or take a walk.
The cost for the day is $50 per person. If you’re interested, contact or 226-500-7301.

Jeremy Luke Hill
Vocamus Press
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100 Thousand Poets for Change

100 Thousand Poets for Change

24 September 2016

4.30 p.m.

This event, originally created by Michael Rothenberg, “ . . . as a demonstration / celebration to promote peace, sustainability and justice . . .and to call for serious social, environmental and political change,”

will take place simultaneously with hundreds of other sites throughout the world. Last year there were seven hundred sites.

This is our fourth year, and we have decided to ask three speakers, Greg Smith-Young, Peter Scott and Morvern McNie to give us their views in poetry and prose. A short period after they have all spoken will be open for discussion.

As the event is billed for artists as well as poets, we are inviting visual artists to bring with them an item which

they feel is in keeping with the above context. A written explanation should accompany each work.

During the afternoon Nick Kosonic will entertain us with his Solfeggio scale steel drum and Hang/Hung drum. We look forward to some new sounds!

The usual finger food and wine will follow the speakers, providing us all an opportunity to continue a discussion or meet new people.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Elora Poetry Centre