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Upcoming Queen's Reads Events

Workshop: Empathetic Imagining: Using Literature and Art to Understand Each Other’s Complexities

How can literature and art help us understand each other’s inner worlds? This workshop will explore close reading as a way of empathetically imagining the complex, intersectional identities of others. We will unpack various literary and art pieces including Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez. We will also create a collaborative art piece that will be displayed in Duncan MacArthur Hall. Free copies of Scarborough will be available for Queen’s students. This workshop is part of the Queen’s Reads program and the Faculty of Education’s Indigeneity, Inclusion, and Equity Series. Students, staff, and faculty are eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation after attending five IIE workshops/lectures.

Please Note: You do not need to have read Scarborough to attend this event. All are welcome! 

Date: March 7, 2019 

Time: 5-6:30pm 

Location: Duncan McArthur Hall, Room A234 

Register here!

Queen's School of Graduate Studies and CFRC prsents Grad Chat featuring Clarissa de Leon. Clarissa is a PhD Student in the Faculty of Education and is speaking on her research and how Scarborough has impacted her. She will also be facilitating our March 7 Workshop! Click here to listen

For more podcasts from CFRC, please click here


Previous Queen's Reads Events

Reading Queen's: A Panel Discussion on the Student Experience 

What does being a Queen’s student mean to you? Come to our panel to hear from current Queen’s students about their experience on campus and in their communities. Take this opportunity to develop your understanding of different experiences and discuss how this can be done by reading novels like Scarborough

Panelists include:
Anderson Albert, Teacher Candidate, Education
Alexandra da Silva, University Rector
Clarissa de Leon, PhD Student, Education
Darian Doblej, Law Student
Tharziha Ganeshamoorthy, ASUS Equity Commissioner

Moderator: Alana Butler, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Date: January 31, 2019 

Time: 7-8:30pm 

Where: Wallace Hall, John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC) 

Author Visit: An Evening with Catherine Hernandez 

Catherine Hernandez will be visiting Queen's on November 16th at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts to discuss Scarborough in an evening hosted in partnership with the Kingston Writer's Fest

This is an event you don't want to miss! Be sure to sign up early and bring your copy of Scarborough on November 16th! 

Tickets are free for Queen's students, staff, and faculty members, but be sure to sign up as seating is limited! Members of the Kingston community can purchase tickets through the Kingston Writer's Fest.

Catherine Hernandez will sign copies of Scarborough after her talk. Free copies of the Queen's Reads edition of Scarborough will be available for students, staff, and faculty members. 

If you are Queen's students, faculty and staff, please click here to reserve your ticket. Please bring your student or staff card with you to the event along with your ticket. 

If you are from the Kingston Community, please click here to purchase your ticket from Kingston's Writer's Fest. 


Queen's Reads Events  

Reading Nooks

Finding time to read during the school year can be a challenge which we hope to help you overcome! Queen’s Reads will be hosting Reading Nooks all over campus for students to grab a comfy spot to read Scarborough in between classes!

Bring your coffee, tea, or other cozy drink, have some baked goods, and enjoy some me-time while reading Scarborough.

You can bring your own copy of the book or pick up one there! Looking forward to enjoying some self-care with you!

Here is the schedule and locations of the Reading Nooks:

September 27th, 10:30-1pm Fire Place Reading Room, Second Floor of Stauffer Library 

October 1st, 1:30-5pm SGPS Lounge  (JDUC Rm 021)