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Icon of the event Not Your Grandad's Weed: The Forensic Science of Cannabis
Thu Oct 05, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Mount Dennis

Join us for this free lecture as presenter Jim Wigmore, an internationally recognized forensic toxicologist and published author (at will speak about the various types of marijuana including edible c...

Icon of the event Agoraphobes and Broken Bones
Tue Oct 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Governor General Award-winning author Nicolas Dickner and critically acclaimed author Martha Baillie on their new novels,...

Icon of the event The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands
Thu Sep 28, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

The Patch is the story of Fort McMurray and the oil sands in northern Alberta, the world's second largest proven reserve of oil. But this is no conventional story about the oil business. Rather, it is a portrait of the life c...

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Thu Oct 19, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: College/Shaw

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event From Author to Indie Publisher: Navigating the World of Writing and Selling
Sat Nov 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will share his experiences in publishing, both traditional and through the new available models that by-pass the "gatek...

Icon of the event Six Degrés de Liberté
Wed Oct 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

L'auteur Nicolas Dickner va discuter entre autres d'aventures, d'obsession et de liberté à travers son récent livre Six degrés de liberté gagnant du prix littéraire du Gouverneur général....

Icon of the event Dead. Dead... And Dead.
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Enjoy morbid tales of Canada's history with the dead. Featuring writers Adam Bunch (...

Icon of the event Orhan Pamuk: The Red-Haired Woman
Fri Oct 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Nobel Prize-winning, Orhan Pamuk, talks about his new novel, a tale of tradition versus modernity, family and romance....

Icon of the event Matthew Weiner: Heather, The Totality
Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The creator of Mad Men presents his first novel, Heather, The Totality, the chilling tale of a privileged family and a dangerous young man....

Icon of the event Deadly Dames Panel Discussion
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Wychwood

Enjoy the lively discussion between mystery writers Melodie Campbell, Alison Bruce, Catherine Astolfo ,Janet Bolin, & Joan O'Callaghan as they talk about their writing .For mystery lovers.