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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: St. Clair/Silverthorn

Authors Brian Dedora and Spencer Butt read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.

Icon of the event Stephen Marche
Tue May 31, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mimico Centennial

Stephen Marche is a novelist and culture writer. He writes a monthly column for Esquire magazine, as well as regular features and opinion pieces for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Repub...

Icon of the event Subdivided : Building Inclusion into the Global City
Mon Sep 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Co-editors Jay Pitters and John Lorinc in coversation about new approaches to city-building....

Icon of the event Elizabeth Muir: Canadian Women in the Sky
Fri Jun 24, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Author Liz Muir will discuss her most recent book, Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight. The book tells the story of how women in Canada first boarded planes, then became pilots, and eventually astronauts - as women...

Icon of the event Joan Crate
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

The eh List Author Series presents award winning poet Joan Crate and her new novel, Black Apple, a dramatic and lyrical coming-of-age story about a young Blackfoot girl who grows up in the residential school system on the Can...

Icon of the event Where's the Mother: Stories from a Transgender Dad
Sat Jun 04, 2016 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Trevor MacDonald reads from his book Where's the Mother: Stories from a Transgender Dad. Trevor founded the first online support group for transgender people interested in pregnancy, birth, and breast or chestfeeding. He shar...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Tania Howells
Wed Aug 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Parkdale

Come hear local author Tania Howells read her book Starring Shapes, and join the author and staff for a craft in the library....

Icon of the event Making Your Short Stories Sparkle and Sell
Wed Jun 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Do short stories come from real life, imagination, or both? How do you market short stories? For June's East End Writers' Group meeting join fiction authors Rosemary McCracken (shortlisted for the 2014 Derringer Award), Madel...

Icon of the event John Sewell
Thu Jun 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Former mayor John Sewell discusses his new book "How We Changed Toronto: The Inside Story of Twelve Creative, Tumultuous Years in Civic Life, 1968-1980."

Icon of the event Joseph Kertes
Thu Jun 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

The Eh List Author Series presents award winning author Joseph Kertes discussing his latest novel, The Afterlife of Stars. A beautifully crafted story that burns with intensity and humor, brothers Robert and Attila Beck grabb...