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Embrace the Written Word at Guelph’s Annual Book Bash 

Embrace the Written Word at Guelph’s Annual Book Bash 

Calling all book lovers and literary enthusiasts! Mark your calendars for a celebration of literature like no other. The Book Bash Festival is back, and it’s going to be a spectacular event that you won’t want to miss. Hosted by the Vocamus Writers Community, this annual festival is set to light up the Guelph Farmers Market on November 5, 2023, from 2 pm to 5 pm. So, what can you expect at this literary extravaganza? 

Meet the Authors 

Over 30 talented authors who have published their work in the past year, and 20 + publishers from Guelph and surrounding areas will be showcasing their books at the event. They will be there to share their literary creations, chat with attendees, and even sign copies of their books. It’s a fantastic opportunity to connect with local wordsmiths and discover your new favourite reads. 

Diverse Book Culture 

But it’s not just about authors; Guelph’s thriving book culture will be on full display. The event will host micro-presses, bookstores, libraries, cultural groups, and literacy organizations. These are the unsung heroes who contribute to the city’s rich literary tapestry. Come and engage with the organizations and individuals who make Guelph a true haven for book lovers. 

Family-Friendly Fun 

Book Bash is for everyone in the family. For the little ones, there will be storytelling sessions and free books (while supplies last) courtesy of the Guelph Reading Room. The Dragon has also generously donated comics for grabs. Plus, a “take a book, leave a book” table provides an excellent opportunity to recycle your old books and find new stories to devour. 

Live Entertainment 

The event will be enhanced with the delightful tunes of Bob MacLean, filling the air with a harmonious backdrop to your literary journey. And when you’ve worked up an appetite, indulge in a variety of delicious food and beverages available for purchase from Fleet Streets and Guildsman Cafe.

Book Treasure Trove 

With over 30 local authors in attendance, you’re bound to find an assortment of literary delights. From cookbooks to poetry, and comics to novels, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a long-time bibliophile or just starting your reading adventure, Book Bash will have a treasure trove of books awaiting your discovery. 

Supporting the Community 

While the festival itself is free to attend, donations will be accepted for Action Read, the charitable partner of Friends of Vocamus Writers Community. Action Read provides vital literacy programs in the community, making this event not only a celebration of literature but also an opportunity to give back. 

Discover Guelph’s Literary Gems 

Book Bash is an informal gathering where you can relax, hang out, and revel in the joy of books. This is your chance to explore the hidden literary gems Guelph has to offer, and who knows, you might even find a book authored by your neighbour! So, clear your schedule, gather your friends and family, and make your way to the Guelph Farmers Market on November 5, 2023, for a delightful afternoon of books, culture, and community. Book Bash 2023 will be a book lover’s paradise, get ready to immerse yourself in the world of words, Guelph – this is an event you won’t want to miss! 

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