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Icon of the event The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 with Philippa  Sheppard
Thu May 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Leading Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro has crafted a compelling account of the exciting events of 1606 in England. The year of the Gunpowder Plot and a terrible plague outbreak was also the year that London's foremost play...

Icon of the event Author Talk - Jean Marc Ah-Sen
Thu May 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Join local BookThug author Jean Marc Ah-Sen as he discusses his novel Grand Menteur, set in the secret world of Mauritian street gangs. Mauritian Kreol, English, and French blend together into a heady brew of language in thi...

Icon of the event Craig Davidson
Thu May 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The eh List Author Series presents bestselling author Craig Davidson's new book, Precious Cargo: My Year of Driving Kids on the School Bus 3077. Based on the author's year driving a special needs school bus, this memoir is a ...

Icon of the event Across Canada by Story
Thu May 26, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Richview

Canada is a country rich in stories, and few take as much joy as Douglas Gibson in discovering them. In "Across Canada by Story" (http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3340936&R=3340936), Gibson brings togethe...

Icon of the event Kitty Wintrob
Thu May 26, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Location: Davenport

Meet Kitty Wintrob, author of "I'm Not Going Back: Wartime Memoir of Child Evacuee" as she talks about her warm and heartfelt memoir.

Icon of the event George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia
Thu May 26, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia is a brilliant account of his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. This experience molded Orwell into one of the 20th century's great political writers. The book delivers a devastating...

Icon of the event Richard B. Wright
Thu May 26, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

The eh List Author Series presents acclaimed writer of the beloved Clara Callan, author Richard Wright discussing his new, memorable novel, Nightfall - a story about first loves, love-after-love, and the end of things, set du...

Icon of the event Books on Bathurst: The Reading Line
Sat May 28, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Fort York

Visit the Fort York Library to kick off Books on Bathurst and cycle on the Reading Line....

Icon of the event How to Write a Romance and Find Your Market
Sat May 28, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Mimico Centennial

Romance is a billion-dollar industry that has changed the landscape of publishing over and over again. If you've always been curious about this incredibly popular genre and would like to try writing a romance novel (or you al...

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Julian Barnes
Mon May 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Booker Prize winning British author on his new novel The Noise of Time, dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich....