Literature

Kingston WritersFest showcases well-rounded talent

“The buzz at this year's WritersFest was palpable,” said Barbara Bell, artistic director of Kingston WritersFest.Continue...

To be or not to be

Is Shakespeare deserving of the praise he has received over the last centuries?Continue...

Reading the under-rated and under-read

Like “cool” or “art,” the term “classic literature” is notoriously indefinable.Continue...

Creative writing illuminated from the other side

“Language, which is useful in the province of the intellect is a relatively clumsy vehicle in the expression of emotion and of narrative movement,” Carol Shields wrote in her work Narrative Hunger and the Possibilities of Fiction.Continue...

What makes literature 'truly Canadian'?

What’s the novel all Canadians should read? That’s the question at the core of CBC’s Canada Reads competition.Continue...

Books don’t bite: approachable non-fiction for the non-non-fiction reader

Non-fiction has a bad reputation in the world of literature, and it’s time we change that misconception.Continue...

Some light reading for reading week

As the weather outside goes from premature spring back to the gloom of February, many — myself included — find themselves spending reading week alone in Kingston. A book can provide a well-needed escape.Continue...

Compiling community art

In her two years working for the Kingston Arts Council as the Cultural Animator, Irina Skvortsova has met many artists working in Kingston.Continue...

Harlequin vs. hero’s journey: “chick lit” trivializes good literature

Many of my favourite novels — books that made me laugh, cry, and envy the ability of the author — have been forced into tight genres like “chick lit” and “airport fiction” simply because they happen to be written by women.Continue...

Literary gems in downtown Kingston

In the coming winter months, few things are more cozy and warm than a cup of coffee and a good bookstore.Continue...

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