KFPL congratulates Helen Humphreys, the new Poet Laureate for the City of Kingston. In this role, overseen by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Humphreys will work with library and City staff to develop programs and serve as our literary ambassador — an advocate for poetry, language and the arts within the community.

Beginning in May 2015, Helen will offer quarterly writing workshops and one-on-one sessions with emerging poets at libraries across Kingston.

One-on-One Sessions

Monday, June 27, 12:30 – 3:30 pm and 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the Central Branch

Poet-in-Residence One-on-One SessionsAre you a would-be poet? Do you have scraps of poetry tucked away in a drawer or notebook or on your phone?  Would you like help from an experienced poet?

The Poet Laureate will be available for 30-minute one-on-one appointments to review and critique poetry. Bring along a sample of your writing (a maximum of 3 pages); the sample may be typed or handwritten but it MUST be double-spaced. Limit of one session per person. Please arrive on time.

For ages 14 and up.

Registration required. Space is limited. 

Poetry Writing Workshop

Friday, August 21, 2 – 4 pm in the Boucher Room of the Central Branch

Poetry Writing WorkshopLine Breaks: more exciting that you think. Join Helen Humphreys for a two hour workshop exploring how line breaks can mean the difference between writing prose and writing verse. Come prepared to do some writing and selected reading.

Open to anyone 16 years of age or older.

Registration required. Space is limited.

City of Kingston LogoWe acknowledge the support of the City of Kingston through the Poet Laureate program, increasing the profile of the literary arts within the City and beyond.