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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Author Talk.  The Science of Shakespeare . Science and the art of Shakespeare .
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

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...

Icon of the event In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven
Tue Jan 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taylor Memorial

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...

Icon of the event Steven Pinker - SOLD OUT
Fri Oct 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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...

Icon of the event 27th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture
Thu Oct 23, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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.

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
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.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 25
Tue Jan 27
Icon of the event Recollections of  Neighbourhood: Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina
Wed Nov 26, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

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...

Icon of the event Focus on Youth ft. Eve Silver
Tue Dec 09, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Danforth/Coxwell

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...

Icon of the event Innovator in Residence: Funding Music
Mon Nov 17, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fort York

Getting your music recorded and sold is a full time job. Paying for it is also a full time job. This lecture will look at various funding models and how to get your project off the ground....

Icon of the event Roy Henry Vickers and 'Lucky' Budd - Cloudwalker
Sat Nov 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spadina Road

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...

Icon of the event Conrad Black
Mon Nov 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Conrad Black, acclaimed biographer and historian, returns with his reexamination of our country's history....