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Thursday, September 2, 2010

WritersFest Update: All in the family

 All in the family
Meet husbands and wives who get along, parents who travel with children, a man who leaves home, then returns, and a testy teenager who can't wait to get out the door.
Boomerangs and books that tell-all
Iain ReidIn his humourous debut, One Bird's Choice, twentysomething Iain Reid leaves home and then, surprisingly returns. In Cordelia Strube's Lemon, an acid-tongued teenager has every reason to flee the nest. Meet Iain and Cordelia on Thursday morning and, learn how to get inside the teenager at Cordelia's Writers Studio master class on Thursday afternoon.

In and Out of the Nest September 23, 10:30 - 11:30 am. Tickets $12.50, HSS $5.00
Writing the Teenage Mind September 23, 1:30 - 3:00 pm Writers Studio Tickets $25
Who's afraid of travelling with family?

Marie-Louise GayChildren's author/illustrator Marie-Louise Gay and novelist husband David Homel share road-trip stories of a family with two sons and a cat named Miro. (For kids of all ages.)

Meanwhile, writing couple Merilyn Simonds and Wayne Grady launch their road-trip memoir Breakfast at the Exit Café: Travels in America, a look at our southern neighbour from the outside and a marriage from the inside. Catch both couples in a festival double-header, when they meet to discuss the perils and pleasures of cohabiting with a coauthor.

Travels with my Family September 25, 10:00 - 10:30 am. Adults $10; accompanying children FREE
Married with Manuscripts September 25, 11:00am - noon. Tickets $12.50

Bring ALL the kids!

Marie-Louise Gay, author/illustrator of more than 60 children's books, draws and tells stories from her latest, Roslyn Rutabaga. For kids of all ages but especially preschoolers. Join Marie-Louise for a Writers Studio master class on the art of writing picture books.

Roslyn Rutabaga September 25, 9:00 - 9:30 am. Adults $10; accompanying children FREE
Reading Pictures September 24, 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Writers Studio. Tickets $25.00

KWF Scorpion man Book Now! Kingston WritersFest                   
60 writers. 50 events. 5 days.
September 22-26, 2010
For tickets call 613-530-2050 or visit

Find out more about Kingston WritersFest 2010!

For author profiles, events listings, ticketing information and more, visit

Tickets on sale August 12 at the Grand Theatre Box Office, in person, by phone (613.530.2050) or online at

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 1X8

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