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"Public Incubation" with Catherine Hernandez - 2019 Paget/Hoy Speaker

Date & Time:
January 15, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library

Catherine Hernandez is the Artistic Director of b current performing arts and the award-winning author of Scarborough (Arsenal Pulp Press). Scarborough won the 2015 Jim Wong-Chu Award, was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award, the Evergreen Forest of Reading Award, Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, the Trillium Book Award; and longlisted for Canada Reads 2018. It made the "Best of 2017" list for the Globe and Mail, National Post, Quill and Quire, and CBC Books. It is now being adapted into a full-length film by Compy Films, Telefilm and Reel Asian Film Festival.

With roots in theatre, Catherine Hernandez incorporates the same philosophy of "Wrong and Strong" and "Failing Brilliantly" while developing her novels. This has meant actively incorporating feedback from the first draft to the final manuscript. This evening, attendees can engage in a discussion on this brave process and how it keeps this artist's heart open and ego in check.

The Paget/Hoy Speakers Series was established in 1992 by Carolynn Hoy and the late J. Robert Paget. Attached to the Department of English at the University of Calgary, the series aims to enhance academic programs and the intellectual experience of students and faculty at the University of Calgary by bringing distinguished speakers to Calgary. Over the years, the Paget/Hoy Speakers Series has brought an impressive lineup to the city, including Nicole Brossard, Rosemary Sullivan, Carol Shields, Jane Urquhart, Dianne Chisholm, Sid Marty, and J. Hillis Miller.  

This event is free and open to the public.