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Icon of the event Author Reading - Bianca Lakoseljac:  Stone Woman.
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Bianca Lakoseljac's second novel, Stone Woman, is a family saga of five women whose lives are bound by a Vietnam-War draft dodger from the hippie daze of Toronto. Spanning from 1967 to 2017, the novel chronicles their loves a...

Icon of the event Luciana Longo
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: College/Shaw

Meet author Luciana Longo as she talks about her book...

Icon of the event Author Talk: Dominik Parisien
Thu Feb 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Toronto-based fiction editor and writer Dominik Parisien on the importance of fairy tale retellings, adapting local history in fiction, and his recent anthology projects, The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, and Clockwork Canad...

Icon of the event Celebrate Family Literacy Month with Ruth Ohi
Sat Jan 21, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join Ruth Ohi in engaging your children with fun literacy activities! Learn how Ruth illustrates a picture book, participate in an interactive drawing demonstration and get drawing with a hands-on short activity where kids ca...

Icon of the event True Crime: Ann Brocklehurst and Jeremy Grimaldi
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Uncovering two of Ontario's most shocking crimes, reporter and private investigator Ann Brocklehurst deliberates on a young Canadian aviation heir in what appears to be thrill-seeking serial kills in Dark Ambition and journal...

Icon of the event Beatles '66 and all that with Mark Lewisohn
Sat Oct 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mark Lewisohn goes deep in his chronicling of the Beatles with Tune In, part one of his three-volume history, The Beatles: All These Years. Join Lewisohn for his only North American appearance of 2016, in conversation with Pi...

Icon of the event Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone)
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In Brown, former Canada Reads finalist, Kamal Al-Solaylee takes a global look at the many social, political, economic and personal implications of being a brown-skinned person in the world today. Full of storytelling and on-...

Icon of the event Seniors Write: Lee Maracle on the Short Story
Mon Nov 21, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

Lee Maracle, author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works, will share her secrets to writing a great short story....

Icon of the event Consulate of Malta event
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library


Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Spacing Magazine's John Lorinc, writer Arlene Chan, Jael Richardson and Toronto Star immigration reporter Nicholas Keung as they discuss documenting Toronto's many cultural identities....