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WritersFest Kicks Off 2015 Festival!

Kingston WritersFest announces its 2015 festival line-up – five days of onstage events, September 23 to September 27, featuring some 60 authors from across the country and around the world. In partnership with the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, the Festival presents award-winning Canadian playwright, novelist, and actor Ann-Marie MacDonald in a special author reading from […]

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Ann-Marie MacDonald in Kingston on Thursday, June 25

Kingston WritersFest and Agnes Etherington Arts Centre present Ann-Marie MacDonald on Thursday, June 25 at 8:00 pm. Learn more about the exciting September Festival line up and see award-winning Canadian playwright, novelist, and actor Ann-Marie MacDonald read from her new novel, Adult Onset. Where: Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, 36 University Avenue, Queen’s University Buy your […]

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Sir John A 2015 Macdonald Week Literary Events

SALON Theatre Productions, in partnership with Kingston WritersFest, presents two literary evenings at the Central Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson Street. The two events are part of the SirJohnA2015’s Macdonald Week programming January 6-11 in Kingston ON.

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Protégé Project

As Merilyn Simonds takes her leave of Kingston WritersFest after five years as Artistic Director and one year as Fund Development Manager, the Festival is moving ahead with a legacy initiative in her name. The Merilyn Simonds Protégé Project will reflect Simonds’ passion for the mentoring of young writers, in particular high-school students who confront challenging circumstances that might limit their creative opportunities and aspirations.

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Best Year Yet

Wally Lamb, interviewed by CBC’s Michael Enright, opens the Festival on Wednesday, September 24, in the International Marquee. His international best-selling We Are Water is complex, filled with slowly revealed secrets and the damage they cause, and told through characters so real that it’s impossible to believe they are not about to walk through the door and interrupt your reading.

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