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Marina Endicott, M.G.Vassanji, and Emma Donoghue

Marina Endicott, M.G.Vassanji, and Emma Donoghue among authors for Kingston WritersFest July 11, 2019 – For immediate release – Kingston, Ontario – Kingston WritersFest has announced authors Marina Endicott, M.G.Vassanji, Michael Crummey, Elizabeth Hay, and Emma Donoghue as part of its line-up for the annual Festival this September 25-29, 2019. The 2019 line-up of authors […]

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Kingston WritersFest to announce 2019 Festival Line Up

July 5, 2019 – Kingston, Ontario – Kingston WritersFest will announce the author line up and event details for this fall’s Kingston WritersFest on Wednesday July 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Delta Hotel by Marriott Kingston Waterfront. Wednesday night, Barbara Bell is expected to announce a special evening presentation of the Author! Author! event, […]

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Big Name Authors Come to Canada

Touring Prisons with Charles Dickens: Famous Historical Authors who Visited Canada by Lin Young Did you know that Walt Whitman visited Toronto in 1880? The author of the seminal Leaves of Grass wrote about the city in his diary, describing it as “a lively dashing place.” From poets to lecturers to authors of famous novels, early […]

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The Current Top 10 Contenders

by Matt Hageman While this is far from a comprehensive list of the best Canadian books in the opinion of all Canadians, so far 867 people have voted for the Goodreads list of the top books written by Canadian authors! Here are their results: In 10th place: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood – From Ottawa, […]

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A Legacy in Pictures: Canada’s History of Comics

Article by Lin Young It’s an oft-cited fact that the very first superhero has Canadian ancestry. Toronto-born artist Joe Shuster comprised half the duo responsible for creating Superman (alongside American writer Jerry Siegel) in 1938. The city of Metropolis was likely modelled after Toronto, and the Daily Planet (the newspaper where Clark Kent works his […]

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