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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear
Thu May 11, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Robert McCracken Peck, author of The Natural History of Edward Lear (Fall, 2016), speaks on the remarkable life and natural history paintings of beloved children's author Edward Lear. This event is presented by the Osborne Co...

Icon of the event Forest of Reading Author Visit: Robin Stevenson and
Mon May 15, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Annette Street

Join us for an author visit and discussion about LGBTQ rights with Robin Stevenson. She is the author of "Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community" (Orca Book Publishers, 2016), one of the nominated books for the Ontario Libr...

Icon of the event Romani Women in Canada: Spectrum of the Blue Water
Thu May 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Cynthia Levine-Rasky's book links everyday experience and a social critique of the factors that enable and constrain women's lives. Life writing, creative writing, and research essays by twenty individuals: Romani women, wome...

Icon of the event Toronto's Old City Hall: A Private Tour
Tue May 09, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Forest Hill

Our much-loved third City Hall has been restored over the past 20 years. Architectural historian Marta O'Brien received rarely-granted permission to photograph the amazing interior spaces and features, and will share her best...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Politicians and Pressmen
Tue May 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Ryan Eyford: White Settler Reserve
Sat May 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Dr. Ryan Eyford, associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg, will discuss his new book White Settler Reserve: New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West, published by UBC Press....

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Mar 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Peter Vronsky presents: Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion.

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Healers and Humanitarians
Tue May 23, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event On Migrants and Belonging:  Author Maria Lynch
Tue May 16, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Malvern

Join local Toronto author, Maria Lynch, for an informative talk about her book "Beneath the African Sun." More than a history, it is a migrant's story about family, home, social justice, and what it means to truly belong some...

Icon of the event The Mesdames of Mayhem
Thu May 18, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

The Mesdames of Mayhem are dedicated Crime Writers who share one deadly mission: to thrill readers with our passion for Crime Fiction. Join 3 Canadian authors as they discuss mystery and crime novels in celebration of Canada ...