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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Bookshout!
Sun Oct 22, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

BookShout! is Toronto Public Library's inaugural festival of books and reading for young adults. An afternoon featuring some of YA's most exciting stars and brightest emerging voices including:...

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Wed Oct 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event   The Promise of Canada with Charlotte Gray
Tue Nov 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Canadian Portraits with Charlotte Gray...

Icon of the event Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Wed Oct 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Tyler Shipley as he discusses Canada's role in the 2009 coup d?etat in Honduras and his book "Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras."

Icon of the event 50th Anniversary Branch Celebration with author Scott Kennedy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Join us for our 50th anniversary branch celebration with author Scott Kennedy who will tell us about the history of the Victoria Village area. Tea and cake will be served at 6 pm.

Icon of the event Project Animal Farm with Sonia Faruqi
Tue Nov 28, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Agincourt

Sonia Faruqi, author of Project Animal Farm, will discuss the unprecedented journey behind her critically acclaimed book, in which she left a successful Wall Street career path to investigate animal farms around the world. He...

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Alexander McCall Smith
Mon Nov 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series in conversation about his new novel, and adventures in the Italian countryside....

Icon of the event Meet Debut Author: Tehmina Khan
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Bayview

Tehmina Khan presents an informal discussion of her new book of stories. These deeply moving stories depict the lives of Pakistanis - both privileged and poor....

Icon of the event Deadly Dames Panel Discussion
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Wychwood

Enjoy the lively discussion between mystery writers Melodie Campbell, Alison Bruce, Catherine Astolfo ,Janet Bolin, & Joan O'Callaghan as they talk about their writing .For mystery lovers.

Icon of the event Comic Book Workshop with Eric Kim
Tue Oct 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Eric Kim is a comic book artist and illustrator living in Toronto, Ontario. He has created work for many publishers. His latest is Northguard, from Chapterhouse Publishing....