The 2010 Festival highlighted creative collaboration and books in all their many forms – from page to stage, screen, image, music, and more. More than sixty authors joined us for intimate readings, rousing discussions, and brilliant performances of their work. To get a sampling, download the 2010 Festival Brochure, see the photogallery or listen to a podcast below.
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PODCASTS FROM KINGSTON WRITERSFEST 2010
Audio podcasts by Don Edwards & Associates www.authenticvoices.ca
The following podcasts will be available soon in a online player, but for now, please click on the link at the end of the description to play the file.
Cops and Authors was one of the hits of the 2010 season. In this podcast Eric Friesen moderates a lively conversation between multiple award–winning Canadian mystery writers Louise Penny and Peter Robinson.
Author! Author! features a 2010 event with CBC broadcaster Bill Richardson and one of Canada’s brightest literary lights. Enjoy the broad–ranging conversation as acclaimed Canadian writer, winner of the Governor General’s award for English Fiction, Jane Urquhart takes the stage with Bill.
In Pursuit of Global Justice kicked off our 2010 pilot project: Festival Field Trips for students. In this podcast listen to a thought–provoking presentation by Deborah Ellis, noted Canadian writer for young people, and passionate advocate for the disenfranchised in wartorn parts of the world.
Starting Young brought Canadian memoirist and novelist Karen Connelly to the 2010 Kingston WritersFest stage. Connelly, the youngest recipient ever of the Governor General’s award for fiction, was interviewed by writer Merilyn Simonds on the subject of her early start as a writer. This event was presented as part of our Youth Project Festival Field Trips.
The Cello Suites was a highlight of the 2010 festival. In this podcast you’ll join
moderator Eric Friesen in a delightful presentation of reading and live music, as he hosts memoirist Eric Siblin and internationally renowned cellist Denise Djokic for a celebration of the exquisite Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Joyce Carol Oates was featured in the International Marquee, a new addition to Kingston WritersFest 2010. In this podcast, you will hear the grand dame of American letters, as she reads “Pumpkin–Head” from Sourland, her 2010 collection of short stories, onstage at the Grand Theatre in Kingston, Ontario.