25th Trillium Award

Focus On: Kingston!

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Kingston (photo credit: Pamela Cornell)

Kingston, Limestone City, could just as easily be called Literary City. So many writers live within a single neighourhood that the area is known as Writers Block. Students hone their skills at the excellent Creative Writing program at Queen's University. Readers and writers cross paths at lively events and book clubs hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Thrive Reading Series and Poetry at the Artel welcome a wide variety of authors at all stages of their careers. And every September, the city's downtown fills with book lovers who travel from near and far to attend the unforgettable Kingston WritersFest, a volunteer-driven celebration of words that marks a highlight of our literary calendar.

Follow Open Book: Ontario throughout September as we follow the Kingston WritersFest, celebrate local writers with daily author features and collect the best of recent Kingston writing in our Recommended Reads lists.

Special thanks to Pamela Cornell for permission to publish her photos as part of this series.

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