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Icon of the event Thomas King
Thu Sep 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Thomas King speaks with CTV's Marci Ien about his first literary novel in 15 years,...

Icon of the event Naomi Klein - SOLD OUT
Mon Sep 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist and author of the global bestsellers No Logo and The Shock Doctrine, discusses her new book,...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Marguerite Pigeon
Wed Oct 08, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parliament Street

Marguerite Pigeon discusses her new book of short stories "Some Extremely Boring Drives" (2014). Marguerite is former journalist and traveller turned writer of fiction and poetry. Her short stories and poems have appeared in ...

Icon of the event The Demands of the Dead: A crime novel by Justin Podur
Fri Oct 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

When police killed his two best friends in a supposedly accidental...

Icon of the event Bernard Cornwell
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

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 Author Visit with Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Wed Nov 12, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parliament Street

Sharon Baltman discusses her new book "Escape from the Bedside" (2013) - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel...

Icon of the event Shawn Micallef at Lillian H. Smith
Tue Sep 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Author Shawn Micallef will do a reading and discuss his latest book "The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure."...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Ward Anderson - I'll Be Here All Week
Tue Oct 21, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Northern District

In his coming-of-middle-age novel comedian Ward Anderson delivers a romantic love story set against the backdrop of the stand-up circuit, where the realities of life are not at all hospitable to romance.

Icon of the event Word Power: Write, Speak and Read Your Way To Communication Success.
Thu Sep 04, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Agincourt

Join us for a detailed, passionate and humourous discussion on the importance of mastering communication skills! Transformational writing teacher; Rosalin Krieger, will dispel myths about writing, speaking and reading.

Icon of the event Ann-Marie MacDonald
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Bestselling and award-winning author on her first novel in 11 years,...