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#ygkChallenge: Local Lit

local literature, ygkchallenge, Kingston, OntarioWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we’ll be establishing 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: whether it’s a verse, chapter or entire novel, there are lot’s of local authors worth your time. Kingstonist’s readers a short list of notable and favourite authors: Melanie Dugan, Bill Fitsell, Eric Folsom, Wayne Grady, Steve Heighton, Tony Houghton, Helen Humphreys, Y.S. Lee, Violette Malan, David More, Iain Reid, Diane Schoemperlen, Merilyn Simonds, Jamie Swift…and the list goes on.  Which local author do you recommend, or are you currently reading?

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 using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you progress throughout this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks to Aerrin99 for today’s photo.

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4 thoughts on “#ygkChallenge: Local Lit

  • October 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm
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    Would love it if some challengers decided to read Tony Houghton’s book. Full disclosure: I’m his daughter and edited and published the book. But it really is good, I swear – esp. if you like the Francophile Peter Mayle stuff or Bridges of Madison County type romances. It’s at Novel Idea, Downtown Indigo and online: http://tonyhoughton.wordpress.com/

  • October 28, 2011 at 3:29 am
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    Just started reading The Last Stoic by Morgan Wade last night. Enjoying it!

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