Is a picture worth a thousand words? Come to the mystery auction to find out!

Our friends at the The Eden Mills Writers' Festival are holding a very unique art auction to raise funds for the festival. The auction, happening June 17, will feature artwork created by some of Canada's finest authors such as Emma Donoghue, Lisa Moore, Lorna Crozier, Terry Fallis, Leon Rooke, and many more. 
Date: Saturday, June 17
Time: Preview 7 - 8 pm; Live Auction 8 - 10 pm
Place: Rivermead, 19 Cedar St., Eden Mills
Tickets: $20 at The Bookshelf or

Is a picture worth a thousand words? Come to the mystery auction to find out!


The Eden Mills Writers Festival has invited authors who have read at the Festival to ‘think outside the book’ and create a small piece of art to be auctioned to raise funds for the Festival’s new home, Rivermead. The auction includes the artwork of 30 well-known Canadian authors, including Emma Donoghue, Lisa Moore, ​Lorna Crozier, Terry Fallis, Leon Rooke, Heather O’Neill, ​Steven Heighton, Michael Helm and many more! 

So, what's the mystery? ​
Bidders will not know the identity of the art’s creator until the big reveal at the end of the evening, so part of the fun will be trying to detect which author created which piece of art! A silent auction of quality items for books lovers will also take place throughout the evening.

Tickets are $20 per person, and include a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are available online at, or at the Bookshelf in Guelph, ON.

To find out more about the auction, including a complete list of participating authors and a preview of their art, visit​ ​