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September 2017

22. Poetry Reading and Art Show *FREE*

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Elm Cafe, 303 Montreal St
Kingston, Ontario K7K3G9 Canada
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Five of Kingston’s finest poets gather to read at the fabulous Elm Café. Join Michael Casteels, Sadiqa de Meijer, Steve Heighton, Helen Humphreys, and Sarah Tsiang for this celebration of the written word spoken and turned visual, accompanied by delicious nibbles and beverages. Art exhibition: a display of the poets' work designed and printed by Kingston graphic designer Vincent Perez. Reception by Elm Café. A co-presentation of Kingston WritersFest and Skeleton Park Arts 3:00 – 5:00 pm Elm Café, 303 Montreal Street FREE EVENT for…

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00. Project Bookmark Unveiling *FREE*

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Garrigan Park, 46 Church St
Kingston, Ontario K7M1H3 Canada
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Project Bookmark Canada, the City of Kingston, and Kingston WritersFest celebrate Merilyn Simonds’ classic literary work, The Convict Lover, with the unveiling of the city’s second Bookmark. Kingston WritersFest is proud to include the ceremony as one of this year’s Festival events. Join Laurie Murphy, executive director of Project Bookmark Canada, at the site in Garrigan Park as she unveils the commemorative Bookmark. Afterwards, take a literary tour of Portsmouth Village with Merilyn. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Literary Tour…

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October 2017

43. Viva Voce: Discovery *FREE*

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Garden, Holiday Inn, 2 Princess St
Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2 Canada
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Kingston WritersFest and Juvenis Arts Festival celebrate young literary talent in a lively hour of spoken-word poetry, as promising young local writers, aged 13–30, perform a curated selection of original pieces. This event gives you a chance to discover young Kingston talent currently in development. Join us outdoors in the garden, where you can enjoy the fresh air, pull up a seat, and prepare to be wowed. Admission is free to all ages. A co-presentation of Kingston WritersFest and Juvenis…

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