writing

Beyond bars

While people were buzzing over last summer’s Netflix series Orange is the New Black, a universal
truth remained.Continue...

Wiki-, wiki-, what?

The so-called “Wikipedians” of Imperial College hope to turn Wikipedia into an official research tool, in acknowledgement of its enormous popularity among students.Continue...

Why word counts defeat their purpose—in 500 words or less

1,500 to 2,000 words, Times New Roman, 12pt, double-spaced—we’ve all read that section of an assignment description. I’m sure many of us have groaned over finishing an essay and falling short of the word count or have written a passionate paper only to cut it down by 1,000 words.Continue...

Leaving law school and my guilt behind

I was thirteen years old when I performed my first magic trick. All I had to do was say the words “law school” to my parents, and they’d transform into different people. The perpendicular worry-lines which marked my mother’s forehead softened. My father smiled.Continue...

I’m both a journalist and a philosopher, and my work is better for it

As I approach the end of my graduate coursework, I’ve been trying to find the words to define what my time as a philosophy student has taught me.Continue...

Omar El Akkad reflects on his writing journey

In November 2021, Queen’s graduate Omar El Akkad took home the Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel What Strange Paradise. Continue...

Carolyn Smart talks retirement and legacy

At the end of the 2020-21 year, long-time creative writing professor Carolyn Smart retired from teaching to focus on her family and personal work.Continue...

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...

'Quilt' launches inaugural issue

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

Annual writers’ festival makes literature local

Back again for its eleventh year, the Kingston WritersFest is setting up shop downtown for five full days over the next week.Continue...

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