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Icon of the event Bernard Cornwell - SOLD OUT
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the bestselling author of the Richard Sharpe novels speaks about his first work of non-fiction, "Waterloo: The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three...

Icon of the event Ann-Marie MacDonald - SOLD OUT
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bestselling and award-winning author on her first novel in 11 years,...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Alan Doyle
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Singer-songwriter and front man of the great Canadian band Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle was destined to become a renowned musician. He joins Toronto Star's Peter Howell to discuss...

Icon of the event Toronto Book Awards 2014
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join us for the announcement of the 2014 Toronto Book Awards winner. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....

Icon of the event  5th Annual Toronto Roald Dahl Day
Sun Oct 19, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Small Print Toronto and Toronto Public Library invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's beloved novel Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. With a live indie-rock band and local literary luminaries reading stor...

Icon of the event The Poetry of the First World War
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Some of the most beautiful and resonant poetry ever written came out of WW1. Join us for an evening of dramatic readings in English, French and German by R. H. Thomson, Christopher Newton and Martha Burns. Hosted by R. H. Tho...

Icon of the event Lena Dunham at the Appel Salon
Thu Oct 23, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join Lena Dunham, acclaimed creator, producer and star of HBO's Girls, as she talks about her hilarious, wise and fiercely candid collection of personal essays in her upcoming release,...

Icon of the event Steven Pinker
Fri Oct 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Why is so much writing so awful, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do people write badly on purpose, to obfuscate and impress? Have dictionaries abandoned thei...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Bruce Cockburn
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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With more than 30 albums and numerous awards to his credit, Canadian music legend Bruce Cockburn opens up to Toronto Star's Peter Howell about his memoir "Rumours of Glory"....

Icon of the event Justin Trudeau
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau talks about his candid memoir...

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