Queen’s English hosts 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize Event

On Thursday, March 23, Queen’s department of English celebrated author Suzette Mayr and her Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novel, The Sleeping Car Porter.
March 31, 2023

‘Quilt’ launches third volume ‘In Bloom’

Quilt launched its third volume on Tuesday at The Grad Club to wild applause.
March 17, 2023

Book Review: ‘None of This Is Serious’

None of This Is Serious by Catherine Prasifka explores the existential reality of living amid looming catastrophe in a 277-page novel following Sophie, a recent university graduate, as she navigates friendship, anxiety, and the meaning of life.
February 17, 2023

Queen’s professor launches poetry collection

The Kingston creative writing community came together at The Merchant on Monday, Feb. 13, to celebrate A Is for Acholi, a poetry collection by Queen’s Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and English Juliane Okot Bitek.
When craving a complete escape from the realness found in the pages of some novels, immerse yourself in Taylor Jenkin Reid’s, Daisy Jones & The Six.

What’s your medium?

January 20, 2023
Language is one of the first skills we develop as little humans.

Book review: ‘We Spread’

October 21, 2022
Talented Kingston-based author and Queen’s alumni Iain Reid published his third novel We Spread on Sept. 27 via Simon & Schuster.
Kingston WritersFest returned this past weekend, hosting a wide variety of authors and events for the Kingston community.
Reading for school doesn’t have to be boring, but all too often, class reading lists make even the keenest students go for a snooze.

An overview of book cover art

September 9, 2022
The old saying tells us not to judge a book by its cover, but we’ve been doing exactly that for centuries. From medieval manuscripts to 1980s high fantasy, book covers have long been a visual expression of a book’s content and significance.
Tucked away in Elgin, Ontario, Smokii Sumac spent two weeks at Queen’s Biological Station (QUBS)—the university’s wildlife research centre—in the company of two well-established Canadian authors. 
The Queen’s Biological Station (QUBS) is welcoming two writers for a two-week residency this summer: John Elizabeth Stintzi and Smokii Sumac. 
 Queen’s English department is introducing a course this fall with Taylor Swift at its forefront. 
As Netflix debuts the second season to Bridgerton, author Robert Morrison, Queen’s National Scholar, discussed the series’ nod to Jane Austen’s work.   
The Skeleton Press, a free quarterly publication presented by Skeleton Park Arts Festival (SPAF), released its spring issue Mar. 11.
For most of my life, I’ve hated my parent’s faith and everything associated with it.
Queen’s English Department hosted their annual Giller Prize Event on Mar. 23, celebrating Queen’s alum and current writer-in-residence Omar El Akkad for his winning novel What Strange Paradise.
Omar El Akkad’s Giller Prize-winning novel What Strange Paradise is a moving tale of friendship prevailing in the face of racism, hatred, and cynicism.  
The Listeners, by Jordan Tannahill, is a thought-provoking examination of how relationships, mental health issues, gender expectations, and the media can all intersect.
Whether you’re an English major whose course load is slowly killing your love for literature or a psychology major drained from looking at statistics, here’s a list of short, reviving poems and stories to have open on a tab next to your Google Docs.
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