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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Killer Crime Club
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Sara Paretsky's Fall Out revisits the beloved, VI Warshawski, who spends a month in Lawrence, Kansas, Paretsky's own home town....

Icon of the event Mesdames of Mayhem
Thu Apr 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Join us for a visit from the Mesdames of Mayhem, Toronto based crime fiction authors. They will talk about their books and the journey they've had to write them. Visiting authors will include...

Icon of the event Lisa See: The Bonds of Mothers and Daughters
Mon Apr 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A powerful story about a family separated by circumstances, culture, and distance. Bestselling author Lisa See paints in her new novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and ...

Icon of the event The Mafia, Triads and Ava Lee with Ian Hamilton
Mon Apr 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Bestselling author Ian Hamilton on the third novel of the Ava Lee Triad Trilogy,

Icon of the event Jerusalem with Professor Andrew Knight Messenger
Tue Apr 25, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

This lecture will serve as an introduction to the significance of the city of Jerusalem for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Professor Knight-Messenger, St. Mikes, U of T will discuss the religious and historical significance...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Apr 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Kevin Hebib presents: Canadian Soldier up Close.

Icon of the event Poetry Readings, featuring James Deahl and Friends
Wed Apr 26, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Main Street

Canadian poet James Deahl visits the Main Street Branch to read from some of his latest and most popular works. Also reading: Kent Bowman, Ronnie R. Brown, Pat Connors, Ellen S. Jaffe, Norma West Linder, and Elana Wolff. No r...

Icon of the event The Nearly Girl author reveals all
Wed Apr 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

The East End Writers' Group presents Lisa de Nikolits, prolific author of six novels published between 2010 and 2016 who will tell how she goes from idea to print. Each novel has different characters and themes. Originally fr...

Icon of the event Author Talk with Malcolm Sutton: Job Shadowing
Thu Apr 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Toronto author, editor and interdisciplinary artist will discuss his new fiction book Job Shadowing. Sutton's novel delivers an imaginative take on the contemporary crisis in work, particularly as it relates to identity and b...

Icon of the event Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Thu Apr 27, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson on the epic hunt of the lost Franklin Expedition and the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge that led to the shipwreck's recent discovery.