Aara Macauley’s passion for the written arts led her to pursue a B.A.H in Classical Studies and an M.A. in Latin Literature from Queen’s University. Aara ran her own local retail business, Get Funky Boutique for four years and has been involved in the fundraising, event planning, and promotion committees for various local cabaret, film, and arts festivals.
She was involved with the Reelout Arts Project Board for eight years, including 5 years as Chair. She performs in the occasional cabaret fundraiser, and performed with local musicians the Huaraches for several years. She writes a regular book review column featuring Kingston WritersFest authors and personal picks for Grapevine Magazine.
Aara has volunteered and worked in various roles with the festival since 2014, moving from archivist and box office manager to her current role as operations manager. Aara is a discerning and eclectic reader, and sits on the Kingston WritersFest program advisory.