Welcome to the BookClub Commons! Here you will find links to author podcasts, helpful resources, and our summer reading list – books by Festival authors and the books our Devour Book Club has chosen to read. Visit Devour for bios of local authors, reading guides for new and backlist titles, fascinating tidbits about our local literary landscape, and details of our monthly literary feasts for the mind.
Register your book club to be among the first to hear about our Festival lineup as well as contests and special promotions such as Early Bird specials. You love books and we do, too!
BOOK CLUB RESOURCES
- Kingston Public Library Book Club Page »
Helpful info and articles about starting, running or finding a local book club
- The Book Lounge »
Audio podcasts of interviews with Canadian authors
- Book Club in a Box »
Canadian source of reading guides, author interviews, reading lists, and book club news
- Free Reading Guides
The open book icon beside a title listed below links to the author’s or publisher’s reading guide
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
For a sneak preview of our 2013 festival authors, search under author name or book title.
ONSTAGE AT KINGSTON WRITERSFEST
Conversational highlights from past events as authors talk about their books, the writing process and the power of words.
Technology & Wonder (Robert J Sawyer, Wayne Grady)
Author! Author! (Bill Richardson, Anita Rau Badami)
Thrillers! (Andrew Pyper, Timothy Taylor)
In Praise of Older Women (Merilyn Simonds, Lorna Crozier, Molly Peacock, Merrily Weisbord)
Shame, Truth and Reconciliation (Noah Richler, Roméo Dallaire, Antjie Krog).
Cops and Authors (Eric Friesen, Louise Penny, Peter Robinson)
Author! Author! (Bill Richardson, Jane Urquhart)
In Pursuit of Global Justice (Deborah Ellis)
Starting Young (Karen Connelly, Merilyn Simonds)
The Cello Suites (Eric Friesen, Eric Siblin, Denise Djokic)
International Marquee (Joyce Carol Oates)
REGISTER YOUR BOOK CLUB
Want to keep in touch with us? Get updates on festival events? Be the first to hear about special book club events and contests? Register your book club with Kingston WritersFest now.
Use the list below to choose your club’s fall list – then come to hear the authors firsthand. There’s something here for every taste – history and mystery, love and revenge, big ideas and small treasures. Take a book to the cottage, the beach, or the hammock, then come September, join us at Kingston WritersFest to hear the writers you love to read.
- The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
- The Restoration Artist by Lewis DeSoto
- Emancipation Day by Wayne Grady
- Born Weird by Andrew Kaufman
- An Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
- The Hungry Ghosts by Shyam Selvadurai
- The Gift is in the Making by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
- Drunk Mom by Jowita Bydlowska
- Walls: Travels along the Barricades by Marcello Di Cintio
- Tripping the World Fantastic by Glenn Dixon
- Nocturne by Helen Humphreys
- Love and all that jazz by Laurie Lewis
- The Truth About Luck by Iain Reid
- Speaking My Truth by Shelagh Rogers
- My Life on Earth and Elsewhere by Murray Schafer
- Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter by Alison Wearing