#ygkChallenge: Read A Local Author


Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and […]

Best of 2011: Six Questions for Steven Heighton


In the wake of Writers Fest, our readers were treated to numerous interviews with the likes of Michael Lista, Sarah Tsiang, Diane Schoemperlen and of course, Steven Heighton.  As luck would have it, many folks interested in Heighton’s work were attracted to our interview, which went on to record a very high level of traffic.  […]

Six Questions for Steven Heighton


I often think about Steven Heighton and what best describes my thought is perhaps a quote from his paper, that’s on his website, On Trying to Wear Al’s Shirts: “How do we come to wear the shirts of mentor poets?” Heighton is the tallest of the Canadian writers alive today, and he resides in Kingston, Ontario. Over the phone, before the Kingston […]

Friday Foto


I am flying high this morning after an incredible evening celebrating the arts with other members of the community.  Last night was the Kingston Arts Council‘s Cultural Kaleidoscope.  Artists and arts related organizations set up displays and performed for art lovers of all kinds at The Renaissance Event Venue from 7-10.  Booths were set up […]