Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses
Happy Spring! And happy National Poetry Month and World Book Day!
We’re putting the finishing touches on this year’s amazing lineup of 50+ talented authors. You’re going to see some familiar faces – Kingston’s Poet Laureate Helen Humphreys, novelists Elizabeth Hay and Jane Urquhart, poet Lorna Crozier, and the charming Bill Richardson – and also some whose names you’re sure to recognize, authors we’re absolutely thrilled to welcome to the Kingston WritersFest stage. Writers like multiple Governor General’s award-winner Nino Ricci, Francophone Canadian icon Roch Carrier, American Scientist and naturalist Diane Ackerman, and chef-célèbre Jamie Kennedy.
And of course, there’s more! As well as a great lineup of writers and events guaranteed to stimulate, surprise, and delight, we are starting something new:
With the warm reception of our 2014 inaugural Francophone event, Kim Thúy: en français, we are introducing a pilot project of events about books in Canada’s other official language. We have events on the art of translation, and feature Francophone darling, novelist Jocelyne Saucier in her own en français event, as well as an event with bilingual historical fiction author, Franco-Ontarian Daniel Marchildon.
Some Author Profiles are now ready for viewing. Over the next month, we’ll be posting profiles of the rest of our 2015 guests. In June, we’ll post our Events. Tickets go on sale June 25. If you want to be on our Early-Bird list, sign up now.