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Icon of the event Escape From the Bedside:  A Memoir
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leaside

A presentation by Dr. Sharon Baltman, MD....

Icon of the event Cathy Marie Buchanan: The Story Behind The Painted Girls
Tue Sep 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mimico Centennial

Cathy Marie Buchanan's The Painted Girls is a #1 National Bestseller in Canada and a New York Times bestseller. The novel has garnered rave reviews and is also an Evergreen-nominated title. The novel is inspired by the real-l...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Alison Pick - Between Gods
Wed Nov 26, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Alison Pick?s last book, Far to Go, was shortlisted for The Man Booker prize and took several important fiction awards. In this memoir, Between Gods, Pick explores the unspoken hints in her family biography and finds herself ...

Icon of the event Nate Hendley
Wed Sep 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
S. Walter Stewart

Nate Hendley is a Toronto-based freelance writer and much published author. Nate has written a series of books, primarily in the true crime genre. His most recent books are "Steven Truscott: Decades of Injustice" and "The Maf...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Allan Levine - Toronto: Biography of a City
Thu Oct 02, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
City Hall

Award-winning biographer and historian Allan Levine delivers a striking biography of a living city. With the same eye for character and anecdote that made Peter Ackroyd?s London and Colin Jones?s Paris so successful, Levine?...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Alan Doyle
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Singer-songwriter and front man of the great Canadian band Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle was destined to become a renowned musician. He joins Toronto Star's Peter Howell to discuss...

Icon of the event Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Local author Peter O'Brien talks about his new book "Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table: Why I studied Latin with my teenager and how I discovered the daughterland".

Icon of the event An Evening with the Shortlisted Authors
Wed Oct 08, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yorkville

Come hear this year's finalists read from their work. Q+A, book sale and signing to follow....

Icon of the event Ashdale Writers Group Reading Showcase
Thu Sep 25, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

The lively Ashdale Writers Group is in it's second year, meeting at the Gerrard Ashdale Library on alternate Saturday mornings. Please join the Ashdale Writers Group for an evening of prose and poetry as the members share the...

Icon of the event Thomas King
Thu Sep 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Thomas King speaks with CTV's Marci Ien about his first literary novel in 15 years,...