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A reading & talk by Catherine Hernandez, 2018 Writer-in-Residence

Friday, September 21, 2018
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Watson Hall
Room: 517
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Catherine Hernandez is the 2018 Writer-in-Residence at Queen's University, on campus during the fall term. Her debut novel "Scarborough" is the Queen's Reads choice for the year. She'll be meeting with members of the Queen's community as well as the winder Kingston community during the term, and all are welcome to attend her first event of the year, which is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served after the reading and talk.

Her website bio describes her as follows: Catherine Hernandez is a proud queer woman of colour, radical mother, activist, theatre practitioner, award-winning author, and the Artistic Director of b current performing arts. Her  plays include The Femme Playlist, Singkil  Eating with Lola,  Kilt Pins, and Future Folk. She has served playwright residencies at Theatre Passe Muraille, Carlos Bulosan Theatre, Shaw Festival Theatre, Blyth Festival Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Nightswimming Theatre. Her children’s book, M is for Mustache: A Pride ABC Book, was published by Flamingo Rampant. Catherine’s first full-length fiction, Scarborough, was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards, shortlisted for the Evergreen Forest of Reading Award and longlisted for Canada Reads. Scarborough made the "best of 2017" lists for The Globe and Mail, National Post, Quill and Quire and CBC Books. Catherine was named one of 17 Writers to Watch by CBC Books. 

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