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Jennifer Kingsley

Getting to know the “un-Googleable Arctic”

When Jennifer Kingsley first travelled to Canada’s Arctic, she didn’t expect to become captivated by its people. Yet after two 50-day canoe trips across the country’s northern reaches, Kingsley felt she’d missed something important. While the landscapes were beautiful and sprawling, the Ottawa-based journalist realized she’d met barely anyone who lived there.

Writers Fest: Canoeing in Canada’s Far North

The Ottawa International Writers Festival is taking place from April 22-28.  Apartment613 is previewing some of the authors who will be speaking at the festival in a series of special posts. Being a keen paddler and partaker of “Chicks in the Sticks” adventures in Algonquin Park, I was eager to read Ottawa-based author Jennifer Kingsley’s account of her 54-day, […]

Launching our special Writers Festival series

The Ottawa International Writers Festival is one of our city’s treasured gems.  Since first launching in 1997, this special gathering has brought some of Canada’s and the world’s leading writers, comic book creators, playwrights, scientists and musicians to our region. Next week the 2015 spring edition of the festival kicks off and will run from […]