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Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Traditional Stories
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A breakout session of the Indigenous Writers' Gathering, a panel discussion on the importance of traditional stories and what do they need from us at this time in history?

Icon of the event Elizabeth Muir: Canadian Women in the Sky
Fri Jun 24, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Author Liz Muir will discuss her most recent book, Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight. The book tells the story of how women in Canada first boarded planes, then became pilots, and eventually astronauts - as women...

Icon of the event Guy Gavriel Kay
Wed May 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars on his new novel Children of Earth and Sky....

Icon of the event The Graphic Novel Revolution - TCAF 2016 Kickoff
Fri May 13, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival presents a panel discussion on the rise of graphic books over the past decade. Help celebrate the 10th anniversary of First Second books and the 20th anniversary of Conundrum Press....

Icon of the event Diane Schoemperlen
Tue May 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

The eh List Author Series presents award winning writer Diane Schoemperlen. Her latest book, This Is Not My Life: The Story of My Prison Years, is a candid, often wry, and sometimes disturbing memoir following six turbulent, ...

Icon of the event Leni Riefenstahl with Professor Kay Armatage, U of T
Thu May 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Kay Armatage, Professor Emeritus, U of T, Cinema Studies Institute and the Women and Gender Studies Institute will discuss the achievement of this controversial and acclaimed German film director.Riefenstahl directed Triumph...

Icon of the event Dora Avramis, author of The Buses And Other Short Stories
Thu May 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Dora Drivas-Avramis' writing touches one's emotional core, allowing us to intimately understand eternal gratitude and deep bonds, misplaced trust and passionate secrets. Travel back into another time and another place, and ab...

Icon of the event Author Talk: Robin Stevenson
Thu May 05, 2016 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Robin Stevenson is an award winning Canadian Author of over 18 books for children and teens. She will share her thoughts on writing and talk about her latest book: "Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community."...

Icon of the event The Reality and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse
Mon May 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Professor Allan Weiss, York University, author of mainstream/literary, science fiction and fantasy short stories, discusses the phrase 'The Apocalypse'....

Icon of the event Meet Author Kathleen Cook Waldron
Tue May 17, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Author Kathleen Cook Waldron discusses her 2016 Forest of Reading Silver Birch nominated book "Between Shadows" (Coteau Books, 2015). Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. Recommended Grades 3-6. Classes are w...