#ygkChallenge: Read a Book Written by a Local Author

ygkchallenge, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:

Read a Book Written by a Local Author. In a city that is punching well above its weight in terms of the number of talented authors who call Kingston home, keeping up with them all is a challenging feat. As March is recognized as National Reading Month, what better time than now to add a few local reads to the top of that ever growing stack of books in the queue.  Our list of suggested authors spans everything from fiction to non, and it’s all conveniently linked to what’s available via your local Kingston Frontenac Public Library branch.  Here’s a dozen Kingston-base authors to keep you reading: Ray Argyle, Steven HeightonHelen HumphreysYing S. Lee, Leanne LiebermanIain Reid, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Lawrence Scanlan, Paul Schliesmann, Diane SchoemperlenMerilyn Simonds, Sarah Tsiang. Be sure to leave a comment below if you’ve got another local author or specific title to tell us about.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Photo credit to Ginny for today’s pic.

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One thought on “#ygkChallenge: Read a Book Written by a Local Author

  • March 16, 2017 at 2:45 pm
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    You forgot a few: Violette Malan, Tanya Huff, Ryan Aldred, Bruce Kaufman, Liz Strange, Alyssa Cooper, Aaron Asselstine, Bob MacKenzie.

    We have quite a number coming to the 2017 Limestone Genre Expo.

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