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#ygkChallenge: Read A Local Author

books, local authors, Kingston, OntarioWelcome 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 personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Read a local author. Kingston is home to artists of all kinds.  With our fascinating history, our prisons, our institutions of higher learning, our waterfront and so much more, this city holds many tales and is a constant source of inspiration for authors.  With Writersfest coming up next week, we at Kingstonist have been reflecting on the incredible collection of books that have been written by Kingstonians.  Our local authors cover all the territory from children’s books straight through to young adult, humour, history, cook books, mysteries…well, you name it.  There’s something for everyone.  Let Writersfest inspire you to go out and find books by local authors.  Not sure where to start?  This should get you going: Y.S. Lee, Iain Reid, Steven Heighton, Laurie Lewis, Jill Bryant, Diane Schoemperlen, Trevor Strong, Melanie Dugan and Eric Folsom…just to name a few.  I’m sure the folks at any KFPL branch will be happy to help you find what you’re looking for.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by sharing the link and encouraging the participation of your friends and family. By joining together in our weekly challenge, we hope to accomplish big and positive things for our community.

Thanks to ginnerobot for today’s picture.

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Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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