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Icon of the event Writing Local History: Between Fact and Fiction
Sat Oct 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will explore the perils and vicissitudes of writing about the past and the art and craft of discerning historical fact ...

Icon of the event Toronto Crime as Local History: Writing Historical Crime Books
Thu Nov 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, leads a panel of Canadian authors working in the genre of local historical crime. This workshop will bring together sev...

Icon of the event Strangers with the Same Dream
Thu Nov 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Man Booker Prize nominated author Alison Pick on Israel and Palestine, a utopian dream and her new novel,...

Icon of the event From Author to Indie Publisher: Navigating the World of Writing and Selling
Sat Nov 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will share his experiences in publishing, both traditional and through the new available models that by-pass the "gatek...

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 Author Talk: Andrew Larsen
Thu Oct 19, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: High Park

Meet Andrew Larsen, author of The Man Who Loved Libraries, and hear about philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie established more than 2500 Carnegie libraries around the world, including the High Park Library....

Icon of the event #CanLit: A Topsy-Turvy History
Mon Dec 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Acclaimed writer and critic Nick Mount and award-winning journalist Elaine Dewar on Canada's literary awakening, the scandalous dismantle of one of Canada's most prominent publishers, and their new books,...

Icon of the event Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands
Wed Nov 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Toronto's extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and e...

Icon of the event Alan Doyle: A Newfoundlander in Canada
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author of the bestselling memoir, Where I Belong, Great Big Sea front man Alan Doyle discusses A Newfoundlander in Canada, his hilarious, heartwarming account of leaving Newfoundland and discovering Canada for the first time.

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Nov 28, 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 Rick Schofield presents: Preserving Our Build Heritage: Designation, Listing or Demolition.