Be inspired by Catherine Hernandez at upcoming author talk

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Get ready for an unforgettable evening of literature and inspiration! On Monday, May 29, 2023, the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) and Queen’s University Library will host bestselling author and playwright Catherine Hernandez as part of the Bookmarks series.

Hernandez is an award-winning creator whose work explores the unbreakable bonds of family, identity and community, the library said in a media release. Her first novel, Scarborough, was adapted to the screen in 2021 and served as the 2018 Queen’s Reads title. It also won the Jim Wong-Chu Award for the unpublished manuscript and was a finalist for several awards including Canada Reads 2022. Hernandez is a proud queer woman who is of Filipino, Spanish, Chinese and Indian descent and married into the Navajo Nation.

At the Bookmarks event, Hernandez will read from her latest work, The Story of Us. KFPL said that this stunning new novel will undoubtedly captivate readers with its powerful exploration of the magic that can happen when we come together, even in the face of adversity.

“What sets this event apart is the opportunity to hear Catherine share her perspective,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “She has a unique voice that challenges and inspires readers to think critically about the world around them.”

This is an online author talk and will take place on Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. Read more about Hernandez and her work, and register to attend at

The library noted that the Bookmarks series is an ongoing collaboration between the Kingston Frontenac Public Library and Queen’s University Library that showcases some of the most exciting and thought-provoking voices in literature today.

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