The Thousand Word Art Auction
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 7:00 pm
At Rivermead, 19 Cedar Street, Eden Mills
Home of the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
Is a picture worth a thousand words? Come to the Thousand Words Art Auction to find out – an auction featuring the artwork of more than 30 authors who have read at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival. Participating authors include many of Canada’s top authors – Lisa Moore, Terry Fallis, Leon Rooke, Arthur Black, Thomas King, Claire Cameron, Emma Donoghue, Heather O’Neill and many more.
The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival invited authors to think ‘outside the book’ and create a small piece of art for auction. Bidders will not know the identity of the art’s creator until the big reveal at the end of the evening. Authors have provided a small clue in their work of art, so part of the fun will be trying to detect which author created which piece of art. Well-known local auctioneer Robert Milburn will enhance the evening’s fun with his auction skills and enticing hints as to the creator’s identity.
For a complete list of participating authors and a preview of their art, visit emwf.ca/artauction.
A silent auction will add to the fun with intriguing prizes like a Summer Read package, a Sweet Deal, a walk-on part in a local play, an animal walkabout and a unique and precious piece of art and first edition book of poetry created by Margaret Atwood.
All proceeds go to support the development of Rivermead, a historic stone chapel and venue for literary, cultural and social events. Built in 1861 by the Methodist congregation, it has been preserved and renovated as the Festival’s headquarters and a beautiful community resource. See rivermead.ca for rental and event information.
Tickets for the auction are available at emwftix.ca, or at the Bookshelf (41 Quebec St., Guelph). Your $20 ticket includes a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres.
Come for the mystery, for the unique art – and for the fun!