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Kingston WritersFest Announces 2016 Authors


As a writer of a different medium, I very much admire the work of my predecessors and all they have achieved. Having grown up reading novels whenever I could, escaping to another world for even the slightest amount of time made me quite content. Before the world of the Internet, reading consumed my hours and naturally what followed was leisure time spent writing stories and journals. Fast forward to the digital age and I am proud to call myself a local blogger - a digital writer of sorts.

With a wide realm of writing niches, I am also delighted to announce that the place I now call my hometown and inspired me to pursue my passion of content curation has been graciously hosting one of the top Canadian literary festivals - Kingston WritersFest. As a vibrant literary city, Kingston is a city that not only writes, it reads. So it is no surprise that Kingston's ever so popular five-day reading and writing event is gearing up for another year of festivities from September 28th to October 2nd. It will feature some 60 authors from across the country and around the world.

This fall the festival welcomes David Mitchell, Eleanor Wachtel, Ian Brown, Anna and Jane McGarrigle, Robert Bateman, Gail Bowen, and Peter Behrens, along with the best of this year’s new writers: local, regional, and national.

Kingston WritersFest Announces 2016 Authors

This past Thursday evening marked the launch of the event at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. A unique highlight of the festival included the announcement of prominent award-winning writer Emma Donoghue kicking off the festival at the International Marquee event at the Grand Theatre. Montreal-born Rosemary Sullivan, author of the historical account Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva also made a wonderful appearance with a reading.

Kingston WritersFest caters to everyone within the community as its goal is to celebrate the power of the written word by connecting writers and readers in conversations. It hopes to inspire, engage and change our world so which ever you fancy, you will be well satisfied with the line up of authors and events this season.

Tickets for all festival events are now on sale. They are available online kingstonwritersfest.ca or through the Grand Theatre Box Office at 218 Princess Street and by phone at 613-530-2050.

To view full event schedule, visit here.

To view full list of authors, visit here.

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Rosalyn Gambhir
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