KFPL to host Queen’s alumnus and bestselling author Omar El Akkad

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Omar El Akkad is well-known in Kingston; a graduate of Queens University, former Globe and Mail journalist, and author. According to Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), readers and critics enjoyed his books, American War and What Strange Paradise, the latter of which won a Giller Prize and was shortlisted for Canada Reads.

On Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, KFPL patrons can enjoy an hour with El Akkad as part of the library’s ongoing Bookmarks series, in partnership with Queen’s University Library.

According to a release from the library, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., El Akkad, currently Writer in Residence for the Queen’s Department of English, will discuss his writing, his time in Kingston, and his creative process via Zoom. Register online at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/7008107.

“This is the perfect opportunity for students and community members to learn about the creative energy behind Omar El Akadd’s books,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “His work deals with difficult topics from which people might turn away. Learning how to approach complex current events and craft stories is something that will benefit any writer.”

KFPL thanks the Friends of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library for supporting this event.

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