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Author Talks & Lectures

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 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 CANCELLED The Concorde - Supersonic Airliner
Mon Apr 24, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Due to the unfortunate passing of Mr. Hyde, this event has been cancelled....

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 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 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 Visit:  Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang
Wed Apr 26, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Celebrate National Poetry Month with author and poet Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang....

Icon of the event Poetry and Time: a Lecture and Poetry Readings
Wed Apr 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Beaches

Local poet and academic John Oughton delivers a lecture entitled Poetry and Time and some poetry readings, followed by a question & answer session, and the opportunity to purchase a collection of the author's poetry, if desir...

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 Bianca Lakoseljac discusses her novel Stone Woman
Thu Apr 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Bianca Lakoseljac will talk about the inspiration for Stone Woman, her novel that relives Toronto's 1967 "summer of love."...