Deadline to apply for the position of Poet Laureate in Collingwood
It's a two-year appointment, with complete details and application
form posted at

Although the Eden Mills Writers Festival is not happening in 2020, the
series of presentations online continues tonight “in your own
8:00 p.m.  Leanne Betasamosake Simpson as part of the "Creative
Response" panel. To register, visit the EMWF Website

Wednesday, September 9 to October 3
Left, Right, and Centre Showing
Ken Thornburn and Friends
Minto Arts Gallery, Harriston
Ken, the creator of detailed drawings and fun cartoons at his studio
in Tara, along with woodcarver Gerald Guenkel and painter Kathy
Guenkel show a variety of works. This gallery is on the upper level of
the Harriston Public Library, a work of art in its own right.
Accessible by elevator, during library hours, which are presently
limited to Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Thursdays, September 10 and 17
Writers' Electronic Round Table
2 – 4 p.m. In your own space

Hosted by  Lee Johnston [author of Damnation Corner]  it's a free,
informal gathering by Skype at which participants share
work-in-progress for feedback. Please advise
if you want to join in. She'll give contact info for the others to
whom you send a copy of your work. Everyone can discuss the texts, ask
questions, make suggestions, all the while keeping a safe distance,
and enjoying their own snack.

Saturday, September 12
Books & Authors Day
Flesherton Farmers' Market

8 am to 1 pm in the shelter between Flesherton arena and library, just
off Highway 10. Delayed from the usual summer date, but in time to
stock up on freshly harvested vegs, fruits, baking, and books!
See you there, following sensible precautions.

Sunday, September 13
Grandparents Day

A day to celebrate your ancestors, or your descendants. The Caring and
Connecting Pen Pal Initiative has chosen this day to announce  new and
expanded program with an event in Toronto. But because participating
letter writers can be from *anywhere* and recipients include residents
in long-term care close to home, it's included here. If you'd like to
become a correspondent, contact

Monday, September 14
Life on the farm -- Your ancestor’s place in Ontario agriculture
Webinar 7 p.m.

Hosted by Bruce County Genealogical Society, open to non-members
Providing information on archival sources for learning more about how
farmers of the past adapted to change. Speaker is Jane E. MacNamara,
author of Inheritance in Ontario: Wills and other Records for Family
Historians (OGS/Dundurn Pre-registration at
or from the BCGS website .

Tuesday, September 29
Writers' BLOC
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Hang out with other writers via e-mail, sending your response to the
monthly challenge and feedback to other participants. Please advise by Sunday, Sept. 27 that you intend to take
part. This month looks like a potluck of food/harvest/end-of-summer
themes, expressed in any format: poetry, dialogue, any genre of short
fiction or non-fiction. We love variety!

Until September 30
The Leaf #46 submission opportunity
The theme is CHANGE.

We're looking for manuscripts of poetry, short fiction, profiles of
authors, jottings from writers' notebooks, and book reviews. Always
interested in contributions by students, including drawings for front
cover. Full guidelines at
Offeringsmust arrive by Canada Post. Please check first before sending book
reviews or profiles. Payment on publication including real money and
two copies of this issue.