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Icon of the event Mystery Book Club
Tue May 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Meet Peter Edwards, Toronto Star reporter, author of Business or Blood: Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto's Last War.

Icon of the event The World is Against Kelly Oxford (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Tue May 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kelly Oxford is the author of the New York Times bestseller Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar. Her new book When You Find Out the World is Against You is a collection of essays and memories of awful moments....

Icon of the event Meet author Joy Kogawa
Tue May 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

One of Canada's most cherished literary treasures, Joy Kogawa reads from her new book Gently to Nagasaki....

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Clergy and Convicts
Tue May 02, 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 Beneath the African Sun with Author Maria Lynch
Wed May 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Join us for a book talk and Q and A with Maria Lynch, the author of Beneath the African Sun....

Icon of the event Democracy Rising
Thu May 04, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Our democracy is in crisis. The Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump indicate deep dissatisfaction with the way governments support policies of the corporate elite while ignoring the needs of the majority....

Icon of the event Elise Levine: Blue Fields
Mon May 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Critically acclaimed author of Driving Men Mad, Elise Levine on her new book Blue Fields, a trippy, dystopic, psychological tale of one woman's descent into the depths of grief, risk-addiction, and deep-sea diving. With Quill...

Icon of the event Kwentong Bayan Collective
Mon May 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kwentong Bayan Collective will present a talk on how we understand Philippine colonialism through the readings of historical comics during American occupation, the work of Filipino komikeros of past and present and how we use...

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 The Kindness of Strangers with Jennifer Robson
Tue May 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Jennifer Robson on her new novel,