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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event How to Write a Romance and Find Your Market
Sat May 28, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Mimico Centennial

Romance is a billion-dollar industry that has changed the landscape of publishing over and over again. If you've always been curious about this incredibly popular genre and would like to try writing a romance novel (or you al...

Icon of the event The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 with Philippa  Sheppard
Thu May 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Leading Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro has crafted a compelling account of the exciting events of 1606 in England. The year of the Gunpowder Plot and a terrible plague outbreak was also the year that London's foremost play...

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 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 Kitty Wintrob
Thu May 26, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Location: Davenport

Meet Kitty Wintrob, author of "I'm Not Going Back: Wartime Memoir of Child Evacuee" as she talks about her warm and heartfelt memoir.

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Tenth Annual June Callwood Lecture: Open Heart, Open Mind
Wed May 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Olympian Clara Hughes, Bell Canada's national spokesperson for the 'Let's Talk' campaign, and author of Open Heart, Open Mind shares her past struggles with depression and helps to break down the stigma associated with mental...

Icon of the event Emma Straub
Mon Jun 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers on Modern Lovers. With Metro News Columnist Sue Carter Flynn....

Icon of the event Local Authors Night
Wed Jun 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

Local Authors Night presents the

Icon of the event Raising Butterflies
Sat Jun 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! Author and educator Carol Pasternak will delight you with details of this incredible insect's life and challenges. You'll learn how to raise monarchs, as well as how to attrac...

Icon of the event Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

When Nora, initially so doll-like and cossetted, discovers that her husband Torvald is utterly inadequate in a crisis and fails her, she leaves him and their traditional life together. When the door slams behind her at the en...