Author Talks & Lectures
William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were explored, medieval thinking was giving way to modern thought. In this illustrated tal...
Sue and Jim Waddington, have been on a quest to locate the places that inspired the Group of Seven painters. They particularly like to search for sites that can only be reached by canoe and on foot. The talk will compare phot...
Toronto Reference Library
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...
Lillian H. Smith
"Marching in Quick Time" with Linda Granfield. Though her books about war and remembrance have become Linda Granfield's signature titles, her route to them has been unplanned and adventure-filled. Photo by Studio Anka.
S. Walter Stewart
Presentation on local historical subjects by the East York Historical Society. Meetings are free and have a guest speaker. All welcome. Call 416-396-3975 for information.
Tue Nov 25
Tue Jan 27
Publisher John Parry and Designer Anne Vellone dicuss this geographical memoir of a historical Toronto neighbourhood. Recollections of a Neighbourhood shows how academics, writers, activists, artists,and neighbours worked tog...
Calling all teens! Unleash you creativity and learn some tricks of the trade. Join Eve Silver, author of The Game series (Rush, Push, and Crash), for an interactive discussion of the craft of writing and some fun exercises t...
Roy Henry Vickers is one of Canada's best loved and honoured artists, with works spanning more than 4 decades. Robert 'Lucky' Budd is one of B.C.'s most important keepers of historical voices. Together, they bring to life the...