Friends of Vocamus Press 1st Annual Writers’ Getaway


Friends of Vocamus Press held its 1st Annual Writers’ Getaway on Saturday, October 22. It was a chance to get away with other writers for a day to focus on work. Here’s Luke Hill’s description of the day:

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
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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,” took place simultaneously in hundreds of sites throughout the world.

Because this was the Centre’s fourth year, we decided to ask three speakers, Greg Smith-Young, Peter Scott and Morvern McNie, to give their views in poetry and prose. After they had all spoken there was open discussion.

As the event was billed for artists as well as poets, we invited visual artists to bring with them an item which they felt was in keeping with the above context. A written explanation was to accompany each work.

During the afternoon Nick Kosonic entertained us with his Solfeggio scale steel drum and Hang/Hung drum.

Elora Poetry Centre