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Diving Into the Planet *81% SOLD*

Bellevue Room, Holiday Inn 2 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario

In her thrilling memoir, Into the Planet, internationally renowned cave diver Jill Heinerth takes us into the least-known crevices of Planet Earth. Through cracks in the world’s biggest iceberg, or along the conduit of a volcano, Jill sees the world as few others can – and dives not merely for sport or adventure, but to […]

Ghosts, Truths, and the Power Within *SOLD OUT*

Islandview Room, Holiday Inn 2 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario

***SOLD OUT*** “Life can be hard; death can be harder.” Old magic, deceit, and mystery link the latest works by two innovative and exciting writers, novelist David Alexander Robertson, a Swampy Cree, and Algonquin Anishinaabe debut author, Karen McBride. While tricksters, strange spirits, and post-apocalyptic settings may be unsettling, what could possibly haunt us more […]

Finding Freedom: Beyond the Binary

Bellevue Room, Holiday Inn 2 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario

In 2018, filmmaker Luna Ferguson made history as the first person in Ontario to receive a birth certificate declaring their gender as non-binary. Their memoir, Me, Myself, They, explores how they transformed early traumas into creativity, strength, and empathy. Luna also celebrates the decades-long work of activists for transgender visibility and safety, and invites us […]

Without Apology: YA Fiction *SOLD OUT*

Islandview Room, Holiday Inn 2 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario

***SOLD OUT*** One girl is dispatched to Qatar after calling out her Islamophobic teacher. The other is sent away for an arranged marriage in Bangladesh after she is caught by staunchly traditional parents, as she kisses a girl. These characters, from two very different authors, S.K. Ali and Sabina Khan, share a common experience of […]

Wolf Music

Islandview Room, Holiday Inn 2 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario

Can humans and wolves co-exist? Author Paula Wild asks a question that has major ramifications for our place in this world. She considers the myths and fears surrounding wolves, the history of conflict between our two species, current scientific and wildlife-management practices, and the contrasting current popularity of the wolf as the “poster child” for […]

5. Graphic Description: Memoir of a Moonie

Zoom Webinar

As a young woman at a crossroads, Marianne Boucher was introduced to a group of simple, kind, and loving people. She felt connected right away. However, using subtle brainwashing techniques, these recruiters indoctrinated her into the cult of a frightening spiritual abuser. In searing graphic novel form, Marianne, now a courtroom sketch artist, shares the […]

6. #MeToo: Reclaiming Women’s Power By Outing Rape Culture

Zoom Webinar

In her review of Robyn Doolittle’s powerful book, Had It Coming, author Erin Wunker writes, “Now, after the watershed of #MeToo, where do we go and how might we get there?” Sexual harassment and rape culture are the realities that women face daily, and Robyn and fiction writer Danielle Younge-Ullman piece apart from the complex […]

3. The Art of Positive Troublemaking 80% SOLD

Islandview Room, Holiday Inn 2 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario

Art has a profound ability to inspire, and when that art is used to develop activist and socially engaged projects, it can affect substantial change. In this presentation, Leanne Prain (The Creative Instigator's Handbook: A DIY Guide to Making Social Change through Art) explores impactful art projects from around the world and around the corner, […]

4. Otherworldly Adventures

Bellevue Room, Holiday Inn 2 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario

Join E.K. Johnston, bestselling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka for an exciting new adventure into space with Aetherbound. Meet Pendt and a cast of other ambitious misfits for a heartfelt, thought-provoking, hard, and hopeful exploration of the far reaches of the galaxy, and of their own potential.   9:30 - 10:30 am EDT   Donations gratefully […]

5. Runs with the Stars: Preserving Indigenous Stories 95% SOLD

Bellevue Room, Holiday Inn 2 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario

Join author Darcy Whitecrow and award-winning children’s author Heather M. O’Connor for a wide-ranging conversation on collaborating to create their gorgeous book on the history and cultural importance of the Ojibwe Horse breed, Runs with the Stars. In this presentation, the pair will discuss the process – and importance – of preserving and transcribing Indigenous […]

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