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An Evening with Catherine Hernandez

November 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join Kingston WritersFest and Queen’s Reads for a special offseason event featuring author Catherine Hernandez as she discusses her career and her award-winning book Scarborough.

Scarborough follows the lives of three children who inhabit Toronto’s low-income east end. Bing, who lives under the shadow of his father’s mental illness while his mother works tirelessly in a nearby nail salon. Sylvie, who, along with her family, rides the waves of the shelter system and the complications of special-needs education. And Laura, whose history of neglect with her mother is destined to repeat itself with her father. Scarborough explores the positive impact of neighbourhood programming amongst Toronto’s poor and its devastation when the very governments who established these programs come and go.

A book signing will follow the onstage event.

November 16
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
390 King Street West, Kingston, ON, K7L 2X4

Advance ticket sales have ended. Tickets are available at the door for $22 – CASH ONLY. Price includes HST and all handling fees.

*Please note that the Isabel Bader has its own ushers for this event. When you arrive, you must exchange your receipt (printed or displayed on your phone) for a physical ticket at our onsite ticket table before entering the venue.

As a courtesy to others, the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts asks that you please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, and other scented personal products to performances.

Are you a member of the Queen’s community? A limited number of free tickets are available to students, staff, and faculty members of Queen’s University. Find out more here.

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November 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Kingston WritersFest
Queen’s Reads