Literature

Writer Patricia Robertson hosts short story workshop

Canadian writer Patricia Robertson will host a virtual short story workshop on Nov. 23 through the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL).Continue...

Editor discusses ‘Best Canadian Stories 2021’

On Oct. 19, Best Canadian Stories 2021 was published. It’s the 51st iteration in an annual anthology series of standout short stories by Canadian authors.Continue...

Two modern classics perfect for aspiring writers

I’ve become quite interested in reading so-called ‘modern classics,’ the books published in our lifetime that have won major awards and received frequent praise online.Continue...

Watching brown women fall in love in print

There was a long period following high school when I didn’t read fiction for pleasure.Continue...

‘The Corrections’ is a cautionary tale worth revisiting

In the 20 years since its release, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen has garnered a reputation as a modern literary classic—and with time, its warnings not to take those we love for granted have become more relevant than ever.Continue...

‘Foe’ has only become more relevant with time

Despite being released in 2018, Foe, written by Queen’s alum Iain Reid, has become more topical than ever in 2021.Continue...

Kingston WritersFest kicks off this week

The Kingston WritersFest is back this September.Continue...

Rupi Kaur uses poetry to come home to herself

Rupi Kaur is an Indian-born Canadian poet whose books of poetry are admired for their beautiful aesthetic and raw telling of relationships, sexual assault, and healing.Continue...

KFPL’s Reading Buddies program now includes seniors

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) recently expanded their Reading Buddies initiative to include seniors,Continue...

‘The Undergraduate Review’ publishes 33rd annual issue

The Undergraduate Review (UR), a Queen’s arts and literature-focused magazine, released their 33rd annual issue on Jun. 4th.Continue...

Sadiqa de Meijer turns hardship into creativity

Sadiqa de Meijer is a talented writer of poetry, short stories, and essays.

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'Quilt' launches inaugural issue

The first issue of Quilt launched on May 7th.Continue...

By Chance Alone is a heartrending memory of the holocaust

By Chance Alone tells the harrowing true story of Tibor “Max” Eisen’s imprisonment in concentration camps across Europe during the Holocaust.Continue...

Creative writing class launches anthology

“Thank you for being a hero,” Ellen He told Carolyn Smart when it came her turn to thank her creative writing professor.Continue...

The Woo-Woo finds humour in darkness

Lindsay Wong grew up believing that “crying will turn you into a zombie.” Over the next 304 pages of abuse and arguments, she doesn’t cry once. Wong’s memoir The Woo-Woo weaves superstition into her daily life, leaving nothing to the imagination.Continue...

Considering forgiveness with Canada Reads’ Suzanne

Writing about family is difficult, but forgiving family for past wrongs is even more so—and that’s how Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette succeeds.

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Refocusing the lens of the Syrian war with ‘Homes’

Abu Bakr’s response to a bombing in his hometown: go to his cousin’s house and play FIFA 13.Continue...

‘Brother’ is a timely meditation on loss

A eulogy to lost boys and corrupted innocence, David Chariandy’s latest novel, Brother, follows the residents of Scarborough who search in vain for a place to call home.Continue...

Artist publication makes case for prison reform

In a city famous for its art and prisons, it’s only natural for the two collide.Continue...

Public Feelings are not Small Potatoes

Art is never just Small Potatoes for Kingston’s zines.Continue...

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