Aara has been involved with Kingston WritersFest in various capacities​ since 2011​ – from a patron, to archivist to box office coordinator​. In 2014, she​ joined the staff in an administrative role​, becoming Operations Manager in 2017, and, in December 2020, Artistic Director​. Aara is a lover of literature in general, with a particular fondness for short fiction and experimental and hybrid forms of writing.
A former business owner, Aara has also been involved in the fundraising, event planning, and promotion committees for various local cabaret, film, and arts festivals. She is a proud member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and served as Chairperson on the Reelout Arts Project Board of Directors​ for 8 years. She currently sits on the board of the Canadian Association of Literary Festivals, the City of Kingston Arts Advisory Committee, the Art in Public Places Working Group, and chaired the Poet Laureate Working Group. Aara’s goal is to champion greater access to and awareness of our community’s diversity through the arts.

Aara’s appearance is supported by Author Patron Joan Lee.

Appearing in 2. Deep and Dangerous Love, and 19. Late Nights with KWF: Defying Expectation