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Icon of the event What Makes Toronto a Multicultural City?
Tue Jun 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Almost all cities have people of diverse ethnicities living in them. Yet diversity of population alone does not make a multicultural city. The latter comes about with the civil rights and equality of all citizens. In Canada, ...

Icon of the event Local Wordsmiths
Tue Jun 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Meet two local writers who follow different paths to get their work out there. Anne-Marie Woods is a playwright, a spoken word artist and has produced and directed her own plays. Ewa Jarmicka was a journalist in Montreal and ...

Icon of the event Murder and Mystery with Mesdames of Mayhem
Wed Jun 28, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Panel Discussion led by a collective of female published authors. Publishing their first anthology, Thirteen, in 2013, it was followed by Thirteen O'Clock in 2015 and Thirteen Claws will be released this coming September. Joi...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Shyam Selvadurai
Thu Jun 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. James Town

In celebration of Pride, award-winning author Shyam Selvadurai (...

Icon of the event Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Tue Jul 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tyler Shipley discusses Canada's role in the 2009 coup d?├ętat in Honduras. Canada supported the coup and its leaders in consolidating control over the country. This reflects a new Canadian imperialist positioning in world af...

Icon of the event Across Canada by Story
Wed Jul 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

In his 45-year career as what The Globe and Mail called "a publishing icon" Doug Gibson knew them all. He worked with Alice Munro and with authors named MacLennan, Davies, Mitchell - and politicians named Trudeau, Mulroney an...

Icon of the event Kick-Start Your Creative Writing
Mon Jul 10, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Agincourt

Eliminate writer?s block and discover new story ideas with CLA Young Adult Book of the Year Finalist Richard Scarsbrook!...

Icon of the event Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too with Jonny Sun
Tue Jul 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for a discussion on Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jonny Sun. Presented in partnership with and books available for purchase courtesy of Page & Panel.

Icon of the event Meet Ian Hamilton
Wed Jul 12, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Ian Hamilton is the author of the Ava Lee series.

Icon of the event Finding Your Fit! Make Fitness a Lifelong Habit
Wed Jul 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Fort York

Author, fitness trainer, Globe and Mail fitness columnist Kathleen Trotter talks about her latest book, Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer's Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit....