Eden Mills is a picturesque town located near Guelph, Ontario and this past week I won tickets to attend the Eden Mills Writers Festival. After a long week away for work, I wasn’t sure if I was going to attend, but when I saw literary icon (and my former mentor at the Humber School for Writers) Alistair MacLeod on the lineup, I decided I had to go.
The festival was set up at various sites along the Eramosa river, places with quaint names like The Mill, The Chapel or The Common. I’m pretty sure the licensed Open Book Patio was just some deck chairs and tents set up in someone’s backyard. The afternoon was warm and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.