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Readers, writers gather in Kingston, Ontario

NCPR is media sponsor for the Fifth Annual Kingston Writers Fest. The event kicks off Wednesday evening with featured speaker Margaret Atwood. Dozens of nationally and internationally known writers will be in Kingston for five days of events this week that will help them connect with readers. Artistic Director Marilyn Simonds told Todd Moe that the event will include book launches, readings and workshops for all ages and genres.  Go to full article

Books: "Insinuendo"

Miriam Clavir has spent her career as an art and artifacts conservator. Today, she works part-time in conservation and devotes the rest of her time to writing fiction. She spends part of the year on Garter Lake, north of Kingston, Ontario.

Last year, she published her first murder mystery and will talk about the book with readers at the Ogdensburg Public Library Tuesday at 4:30 pm. Todd Moe spoke with her about Insinuendo, which is set in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.  Go to full article

Theatre Kingston kicks off holiday fun with "Winter Wonderettes"

Locally produced professional theater returns to the historic Grand Theatre in Kingston, Ontario next week. The Winter Wonderettes opens on Wednesday. It's a Christmas-themed sequel to the 50's and 60's 'jukebox' musical The Marvelous Wonderettes.

Todd Moe spoke with Brett Christopher, artistic producer at Theatre Kingston.  Go to full article
Melissa Stylianou's "Silent Movie"
Melissa Stylianou's "Silent Movie"

Jazz singer returns to her Canadian roots

Melissa Stylianou. a New York-based jazz singer with Ontario roots has been garnering lots of international praise since her latest CD, "Silent Movie" was released in April, and she's celebrating with a short tour of her native country. Joel Hurd tells us more.  Go to full article

Preview: Kingston WritersFest

Writers and readers are gathering in Kingston this week for the annual celebration of books and writing. NCPR's book reviewer Betsy Kepes spoke with artistic director Merilyn Simonds, who says the event includes with both emerging and world class authors.  Go to full article
Guitars of all sorts, along with drums and a variety of wind instruments await borrowers at the library.
Guitars of all sorts, along with drums and a variety of wind instruments await borrowers at the library.

Strum together: sharing music at a Kingston instrument library

A small library in the basement of a community center in Kingston, Ontario is home to hundreds of musical instruments from around the world. The library has over 500 instruments to lend: Strings, keyboards, amps, woodwinds, even a tuba. For the last 10 years, it's been a resource for young students and local bands needing anything from a guitar to a didgeridoo.

Made 4 You, a Kingston Artisan Collective, is holding a craft show this weekend in the historic City Hall as a fundraiser for the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library, also known as Joe's MILL.

Curious about how a musical lending library works, Todd Moe visited Kingston's "instrumentarium" for a tour.  Go to full article

Book review: "Breakfast at the Exit Cafe"

Though Canadian writers Merilyn Simonds and Wayne Grady live near the border in Kingston, Ontario neither of them had traveled in the United States. A long road trip seemed an excellent way to explore the landscape and attitudes of their southern neighbor. Betsy Kepes has this review of their new book, Breakfast at the Exit Cafe.  Go to full article

Creating a passion for theater in Kingston

Theatre Kingston has welcomed its new Artistic Producer on board this season. Brett Christopher has been an active member of the Canadian theater community for more than a decade. Most recently he was Artistic Associate at the Thousand Islands Playhouse. Christopher is perhaps best known for his performance in I Am My Own Wife in 2009. Founded in 1990, Theatre Kingston is Kingston, Ontario's professional theater company. Todd Moe spoke with Christopher about his goals, which include collaboration and community connections to keep local theater vibrant.  Go to full article
Mrs. McGarrigle's Fine Mustard anchors one of Merrickville's charming main streets.
Mrs. McGarrigle's Fine Mustard anchors one of Merrickville's charming main streets.

More than mustard: sharing the region's bounty

Farmers, chefs and retailers gathered in Kingston, Ontario yesterday to share ideas about locally produced food. Todd Moe talks with entrepreneur Janet Campbell, who was the featured speaker at the first Great Waterway Regional Culinary Tourism Summit.

For nearly 20 years, Campbell has owned and managed Mrs. McGarrigle's Fine Mustard in historic Merrickville, Ontario. She uses locally grown ingredients, including Canadian mustard seeds, in her products. Displays in her store feature many foods - cookies, chutneys and cheeses - created by regional growers and chefs. Todd Moe toured her shop and spoke with Janet Campbell about how the localvore culture can promote tourism and local economies.  Go to full article

Writers, readers gather in Kingston, Ontario

More than 60 nationally and internationally known writers will be in Kingston for four days of events this week that will help them connect with readers. The Third Annual Kingston WritersFest begins Thursday and will include book launches, readings and workshops for all ages and genres. Todd Moe talks with Merilyn Simonds, Artistic Director for the festival.  Go to full article

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