McLaughlin Literary Festival






The past week was so incredibly busy for me. It was really nice to be able to end it on a high note. At Parkwood Estates in Oshawa…everything is a high note.

I was fortunate to be invited to read at the inaugural McLaughlin Literary Festival at Parkwood. The event took place in the lush gardens of the estate, beside the fountains that Adam Sandler once floated about in on an inner tube while filming one of the many Hollywood movies shot there.

I found myself on the same reading roster as the likes of Sarita Mandanna, Susanna Kearsley, Andrew J. Borkowski, Judy Fong Bates, Kate Taylor and many more fabulous Canadian writers.

It was a fantastic day, filled with wonderful readings and lots of sunshine! And what Durham Region book event would be complete without Blue Heron Books! They were on hand to sell copies of all the readers’ books.

With a little word of mouth I can really see this event taking off! Put on by the friends of the Oshawa Library, it truly is an event that could further cement my belief that Durham Region is the Arts capital of Ontario.  I look forward to watching it grow!

You can learn all about the McLaughlin Literary Festival at their website (and I urge you to do so!):


By Kevin Craig

Author, Poet, Playwright. Author of The Camino Club, Billions of Beautiful Hearts, and Book of Dreams, all from Duet Books, the LGBTQ Young Adult imprint of Chicago Review Press. Other books: Pride Must Be A Place, Half Dead & Fully Broken, Burn Baby Burn Baby, The Reasons, Sebastian's Poet, and Summer on Fire.

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