Literature

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...

Writers weave path as wordsmiths in panel

There’s no direct path to becoming a writer and no clear definition of what that occupation entails.Continue...

Student poets compete at CUPSI

On Nov. 19, students will vie for the chance to compete in an international slam poetry.Continue...

Jean Chrétien reflects on time in office

For Jean Chrétien, the art of storytelling is never far from politics.Continue...

Catherine Hernandez discusses the real-world issues behind Scarborough

Catherine Hernandez teaches lessons from the school of hard knocks.

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Graphic novel explores sexuality and self-acceptance

After years of hiding his sexuality, Queen’s alum Mark Julien wrote his journey into a graphic novel— Justin Case and the Closet Monster .Continue...

Kingston’s Writersfest returns for 10th anniversary

At the 10th annual Kingston Writersfest, Queen’s students and local residents will gather in the Holiday Inn with some of the most esteemed authors in Canada.

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Queen’s Reads brings the GTA closer to YGK

Mainstream depictions of Toronto are welcome, but Catherine Hernandez has a darker, more intimidating story to tell of one of its inner-city communities: Scarborough.Continue...

Therese Greenwood relives Fort McMurray wildfire in Kill As You Go

On the day of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, redemption and retribution were everywhere.Continue...

Queen’s alum Iain Reid’s novel Foe sees the future

In the near future, a young couple, Junior and Hen, receive an offer: a clone in exchange for a husband.

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