“The crown of literature is poetry.”
–  W. Somerset Maugham

Thank you for celebrating National Poetry Month with us!

Thanks to everyone who attended our April 20th Anansi Poetry Bash. This exciting evening event showcased five acclaimed poets reading from their new Spring poetry collections! Featuring Roo Borson and Kim Maltman, Suzanne Buffam, Michael Crummey, and Steve Heighton, it was a great way to kick of Kingston WritersFest’s 2016 programming!

Anansi Poetry Bash

Host Jan Walter introduces poets Roo Borson, Kim Maltman, Steve Heighton, Suzanne Buffam, and Michael Crummey.

Explore Our Human Digital Literary Library

In December, Kingston WritersFest began releasing free, full-length video recordings of select Kingston WritersFest 2015 onstage events. Visit our 2015 Festival page or our Youtube channel each month and relive, or discover, a sample of our diverse programming.

Enjoy our first installation,Walking the Path of Hope: Memoir, featuring Wab Kinew and Eric Friesen.

Curl up with a stellar selection of hand-picked titles, or get an A+ on your gift giving with Ben’s expert advice. Read Ben McNally’s Reading List

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  • Kingston Students Awarded Creative Writing Mentorships

    RELEASE DATE: January 6 2016 Kingston WritersFest has named the first young writers to be awarded mentorships under the Merilyn Simonds Protégé Project. Thalia Danielson, a Grade 12 student at École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier, and Megan Erb, a Grade 10 student at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School were selected by a panel of educators and […]
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