Vocamus Writers Community 2019 Pledge Drive
$1,620 raised
13 contributors
34 Weeks running

Friends of Vocamus Press is an non-proft arts organization that supports book culture in Guelph, Ontario and the surrounding area.

We provide local writers and readers with lots of free resources – writing workshops, information panels, manuscript consultations, book readings, social events, writing groups, book promotion, anthologies of local writing, and our annual Book Bash Festival – my goodness, just about everything.

We do it because we're all about creating community through books, encouraging the exchange of ideas, supporting the creative process, connecting people with each other, and promoting freedom of self-expression – all that good stuff.

We don't charge membership fees because we never want money to prevent people from participating in our community. Instead we give an opportunity for people to make an annual donation of what they can afford. 

You can donate any amount, but donors at certain levels will receive packages of perks and local books as our way of thanking you for your support and also supporting local authors and publishers.

Your support goes to fund all the fun stuff we already do and also to pave the way for future plans, like a Wellington County Writer-in-Residence program, a joint office space for Guelph's micro-publishers, and a Writers' Room where local writers can come and work for free.

We're happy to have anyone partner with us of course, but we're first and foremost about our local community, so we only ship our physical rewards packages within Wellington County. If you'd like to get these packages from farther away, you'll need to be in touch to make special arrangements.

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Perks

$20 CAD
James Gay Dreamer Level
If you support us for at least $20, we'll include your name as a patron of Vocamus Writers Community in our annual anthologies – ETCH, a collection of winning short stories from the Guelph Public Library Teen Writing Contest, and Rhapsody, a collection of local poetry.
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$50 CAD
Hetty Hazelwood Partner Level
If you support us for at least $50, we'll include your name in our anthologies and also send you a few recently published ebooks from local writers. They could be just about anything – poetry to fantasy, non-fiction to romance, mystery to self-help – but they'll all be from the Guelph areas. We'll try to keep you on your toes.
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$100 CAD
John Galt Founder Level
If you support us for at least $100, you'll receive your name in our anthologies, a selection of ebooks, and also paperback copies of our anthologies, a great introduction to the established and emerging writers working in the area each and every year.
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$200 CAD
Mary Leslie Pioneer Level
If you support us for at least $200, you'll receive your name in our anthologies, a selection of ebooks, paperback copies of our anthologies, and a selection of locally made chapbooks, postcards, and broadsheets.
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$500 CAD
John McCrae Builder Level
If you support us for at least $500, you'll receive your name in our anthologies, a selection of ebooks, paperback copies of our anthologies, a selection of locally made chapbooks, postcards, and broadsheets, and a selection of books published by local publishers.
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