This May, support women who like to write

Children are creative, that goes without saying. They draw pictures for mom and dad who place their drawings on the kitchen door and we dress up with our siblings and friends. But somewhere along the line, most of us stop playing make believe. Some of us do make it into adulthood retaining our imagination and we call these people artists. Join us as we celebrate local artists and the fruits of their imagination.

At the Guelph Civic Museum

From 5 pm to 9 pm attend a concert by harpist Shannon Kingsbury at 52 Norfolk Street. She will be performing at 7 pm and 8 pm.

Kingsbury is a singer-songwriter based out of Guelph, Ontario. Her debut album, LuminoCity, was praised by critics and music fans alike. The Huffington Post describes it as

“a world-minded collection of folksy tales surrounded by harp.”

And The Ontarion, the independent student weekly at the University of Guelph says

“With such soulful melodies and a voice that is hard to turn away from, Shannon’s talent impresses not only on a local level, but as an artist of the modern day.”

Kingsbury has been writing, whether it was songs, poems, or lyrics, all her life.

The museum has more than music to offer! Come for the launch of the new exhibit Remembering Flanders Fields, which features works of art inspired by John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields” to celebrate the poem’s 100th anniversary.

At 10 Carden

At 7 pm in the Community Room (located on the main floor) local author Karen Campbell will be reading from her new novel Addictive Murders described as a story about a “psychopath who becomes a serial killer who becomes a cannibal!”

Like Kingsbury, Campbell has had a passion for writing since she was a little girl. She has been running a writer’s workshop in the city for the past decade.