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Poetry Writing Workshop Renga Poetry and Leonard Cohen

Poetry Writing Workshop: Renga Poetry & Leonard Cohen

Renga is a genre of Japanese collaborative poetry — verse written by multiple authors in conversation. After a discussion of Leonard Cohen's work, Jason Heroux will show how to initiate a series of renga poems in response to Cohen's poetry. Offered in conjunction with the February 25 Grand OnStage presentation of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal's Dance Me, itself inspired by the work of Leonard Cohen.

Free to emerging and practising poets aged 14 and older, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment please register in advance, online at or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Saturday, February 22, at Central, 1 p.m.

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Digital Magazines

Digital Magazines

With KFPL's Digital Magazine collection, you can access a variety of popular magazines on your desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

May We Suggest

May We Suggest

Just like you, our staff have a variety of likes and interests, so if you're stuck looking for your next book, you can ask us.

The Poetry Blackboard

The Poetry Blackboard

The Poetry Blackboard showcases poems curated by the Poet Laureate, Jason Heroux, and written by Kingston poets.

Grownup storytime  Why should kids have all the fun

Grownup Storytime

Kids love storytimes, but why should kids have all the fun?  Come relax at Grownup Storytime: listen to a couple of short readings -- short stories, essays, articles, excerpts and more.  Then enjoy a chat about what you've heard.  Bring your lunch or your knitting, or just take a break from a busy day.

Grownup Storytime continues for another two weeks: Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., February 10 through 24 (except Family Day on February 17), by the fireplace at Sydenham branch.

Black Luck Collective and KFPL Present: Tales by Moonlight: A Night of Storytelling Centering Black and Afro-Caribbean Voices. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Autobiography, Excerpts, Poetry, Song

Tales by Moonlight: A Night of Storytelling for Black History Month

"Tales by Moonlight" is a night of performance and storytelling in celebration of Black History Month. We invite performers who self-identify as Black or Afro-Caribbean to share stories that are meaningful to them. This can include: fictional and non-fictional first person stories; excerpts from books, articles, and other forms of media; spoken word and poetry; songs; and more. Simply apply to perform through the event webpage. All are welcome to attend and share in a space that is inclusive and supportive.