QUAA Book Talk: Curtis Carmichael with Butterflies in the Trenches

The Queen's University Alumni Association (QUAA) Board of Directors, in partnership with Queen's Toronto Alumni Branch, and Queen's Athletics, invited all members of the Queen's community to join the final event of the 2021 QUAA Alumni Volunteer Series. Curtis Carmichael, Artsci/PHE’16, joined us for a virtual book talk, celebrating the Oct. 1 release of his memoir Butterflies in the Trenches, the world’s first Augmented Reality Memoir inspired by his life and mission to break the cycle of poverty for today’s youth, just as he did for himself.

About the Book

Described as “A vital memoir from one of Canada's most courageous athletes and anti-racism activists, Butterflies in the Trenches is a riveting look at Toronto public housing, the drug trade for a childhood dealer, and the journey of a young Black man seeking redemption through sports and STEM education."

Butterflies in the Trenches may be purchased directly from Curtis Carmichael's website.

The soon-to-be released app that brings to life over 100 illustrations featured in Butterflies in the Trenches (BIIT), as shown in a trailer of the BIIT Mobile App