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Algoma University Hosts Virtual CBC Canada Reads Shortlist Authors

Award-winning author and screenwriter Catherine Hernandez explores social concerns with her novel Scarborough

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON- October 31, 2022): Algoma Reads invites those interested to join the Algoma University community for a virtual visit from award-winning author and screenwriter Catherine Hernandez as she is interviewed by students about her novel, Scarborough

Scarborough is a powerful and moving novel featuring a broad cast of characters unified by their location – Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto. The themes and social concerns Hernandez explores in this novel will resonate with many within Algoma’s campus communities. Algoma University students will provide readings and defences of the book so that guests can follow the interview with the author without having read the novel in advance. 

VIRTUAL EVENT: Join us at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, virtually via Google Meet. For the access link, email [email protected] or, email Dr. Alice Ridout at [email protected] with questions about the event. 

Algoma Reads is a community reading project that invites our community to read the CBC Canada Reads shortlisted books along with Algoma University students and the books’ authors. Author visits have continued to be virtual this year as COVID-19 still circulates. The next virtual author visit will be from Giller Prize winner, Omar El Akkad on Tuesday, November 29 at 5 pm. Algoma University students will interview El Akkad about his Canada Reads novel, What Strange Paradise

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Photo credit: The Toronto Star

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