Lorna Crozier Book Launch: The House the Spirit Builds

Studio 22

320 King St E, Kingston, ON K7L 3B4

Kingston, ON


Poetry & spoken word

Writing & literature

Book launch event for author Lorna Crozier's new poetry collection, The House the Spirit Builds. One of eighteen biosphere reserves in Canada, the Frontenac Arch stands at the junction of the Canadian Shield and the St. Lawrence Valley and features some of Central Canada’s most characteristic landscapes as well as some of its most revered cultural heritage, all sensitively evoked by Lorna Crozier’s poetry and the photographs of Peter Coffman and Diane Laundy. The House the Spirit Builds explores human-crafted and natural landscapes from a variety of angles. An image of a slice of light falling across a tablecloth, three oranges in a red bowl, a black beetle on a leaf: poems that speak of moments “when the dragonfly lands and grips the skin / on the back of your hand” or “rain stops falling / but / hangs around / like the shape of lust / in bedsheets”—the impressions and expression vary, but all are informed by sense of place and aim to take understanding to a more visceral plane.

This event is free.

Kingston Writersfest

Fri Sep 25
Sat Sep 26
Sun Sep 27

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Organized by

Kingston Writersfest

Promoting on behalf of the author. Kingston WritersFest was launched in 2006 by a core group of dedicated and hardworking volunteers under the auspices of Kingston Frontenac Public Library and Kingston Literacy. Still lovingly organized by a dedicated staff and a corps of book-loving volunteers committed to fostering a love of literature, the festival now welcomes an audience of 6,000 to more than 50 events featuring some 70 authors from around the world, across the country, and down the street. Hailed as one of the best festivals in the country, it is renowned for its unique programming and the intimate atmosphere within which this community of readers and writers continues to grow.


320 King St E, Kingston, ON K7L 3B4

Kingston, ON

Event Contact

Barbara Bell





This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.