Queen's University

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency author to speak on Thursday

 
2008-06-05

Author Alexander McCall Smith, best-known for his bestseller The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, will give a public lecture and will sign books to help orphaned children in Africa on Thursday, June 5. The lecture and book-signing will take place at Chernoff Hall, 90 Bader Street, at 5:30 pm following Convocation. The lecture is a benefit for the Kingston Grandmothers Connection, a Kingston-based fundraising organization in support of African grandmothers raising their grandchildren orphaned by HIV/AIDS (visit www.g2gkingston.ca). The Kingston Grandmother's Connection will accept donations for the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmother Campaign at www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/grandmothers.htm or Help Lesotho  www.helplesotho.ca to assist grandmothers in Africa who are raising their grandchildren, orphaned by their parent's deaths from AIDS.

Dr. Smith will also receive an honorary LLD as part of the 2008 spring Convocation at Grant Hall on Thursday, June 5 at 2:30 pm.

For more information on the lecture and book signing, contact Vicky Garrah at 613-533-9303, ext. 73959 or email garrahv@hdh.kari.net.

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