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Glee's Chris Colfer uses his creativity to express emotions

Glee's Chris Colfer, who plays the role of Kurt Hummel, has opened up about his love for the arts and how he isn't limited by one particular aspect of creativity. 

The singer, actor and writer - otherwise known as a triple threat - was a guest at the 2011 New Yorker Festival on Saturday, October 1 and spoke about his book deal and how performing on the hit U.S musical helps him to express emotion:

"I really feel like singing is the best tool for an actor to use to get the emotion across, and to get the audience to connect to the emotion. Those are like candy to me, I love doing them."

Colfer also spoke about the book deal he recently landed and explained that literature was a huge part of his childhood so it means a lot to be able to experience the process of publishing with the best interests of young readers at heart:

"I remember in the moment never wanting an escape more ever, I wanted to literally dive into the book. I then came up with the story about these two twins that went to fairytale world and all the adventures they had, adventures I wanted to experience rather than what I was going through. I promised myself then if I ever had the opportunity to write it in a book, I would."

His first book is due to be released in August 2012 with a second to follow later, and you can watch part of his interview from the New Yorker Festival here: