OUR COMMON WEALTH
Our Common Wealth Project
Read recent reviews.
KAC has begun to publish Kingston
writers' responses to shows and concerts held
as well as to books by Kingston authors. This
is our shared Common Wealth; it
used to be called reviewing the arts.
would like to hear from you! Write us your responses
to art work and shows you've seen around Kingston.
mail us your review.
Become an official Common Wealth Reviewer.
If you are an established writer, able to offer
two or three reviews a season, you can be added to
offers two free tickets to the show being
reviewed. Please email the
Become a Common Wealth Arts Organization
If you are a local performing arts organization
or published writer able to offer two comp tickets
to your event, or a complimentary copy of your book
to be reviewed, please contact
us to set up a review.
An example Common Wealth story
I am working with women who are in a 90 day drug
and alcohol recovery program. Many of the clients
are either on parole or probation . One of the new
arrivals was an older lady and she was very leery
and suspicious about this Drawing outreach program.
She stayed and observed the first two classes. The
next week I brought an Alicica Keyes CD and asked
her if she wanted me to draw her. She was so grateful
about having her portrait done and she was so thrilled
when I told her she had pretty eyes. She started to
request specific materials each week when I came to
the center and started to build architectural models
of the halfway house, the church next door, her home
and other structures out of cardboard. She told me
that before she got addicted to drugs that she was
a carpenter by trade. She told me that gaining access
to materials and reconnecting to building something
creative revived her passion again. She completed
her ninety day program and hopefully will find her
way back to the trade that she loved.
-Liz Maugans, Zygote Press, Cleveland