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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The Mesdames of Mayhem
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Leaside

The Mesdames of Mayhem are fifteen established Canadian women crime writers, most of whom are winners or finalists of leading awards in crime fiction writing. Meet five members of this group and share in their knowledge and ...

Icon of the event Public Speaking for Kids
Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Morningside

Do you have a problem speaking in front of crowds? The good news is public speaking is learnable. Ages 8-12....

Icon of the event Hope Nicholson and The Geek Girls
Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Hope Nicholson and contributing artists and writers, Meghan Carter, Adrienne Kress and Jess Oliver Proulx, on The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. An exciting anthology of love, dating, and sex in comic and prose, this project rai...

Icon of the event Elena Ferrante and Naples
Thu Jan 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

In this lecture about Elena Ferrante's "Neapolitan Novels," Franco Gallippi examines the character Lila in relation to the two most important legends tied to the foundation and the destiny of Naples: the myth of the Siren Par...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Colson Whitehead (SOLD OUT) - Rush Seats Available
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The essayist, author (Sag Harbor) and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow on his new novel, The Underground Railroad, a 2016 Oprah's Bookclub pick....

Icon of the event Author Visit:  Holly Kerr
Wed Feb 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Humber Bay

Join us in celebrating Holly Kerr's latest release, The Best Worst First Date. Holly will be talking about her writing and publications. Holly writes stories about strong women dealing with friendship (Absinthe Doesn't Make...

Icon of the event Sharing Stories, Transforming Lives
Wed Nov 30, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Join us for an engaging conversation with Nadine Ibrahim as she shares her journey: born in Egypt, raised in Kuwait and educated in Canada, which she now calls home. Nadine is a contributor to Dana Ben Halim's book, The Arab ...

Icon of the event In Conversation with...Felicia Carmelly
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Romanian Holocaust survivor Felicia Carmelly will tell her story of survival....

Icon of the event Creative Writing Workshop with Jowita Bydlowska
Thu Nov 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Perth/Dupont

Come join the author of Drunk Mom-Jowita Bydlowska talk about her memoir and offer insight into how to write, edit and publish your book.

Icon of the event Crime Writers of Canada Author Panel
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Eatonville

Crime Writers of Canada authors cast light on a variety of past criminals and cases, as well as discussing their work....

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 15
Tue Nov 29