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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Author Talk: David Balzer
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join critic David Balzer, author of "Curationism: How Curating Took Over The Art World And Everything Else," for a trip through art history and around the globe to explore the cult of curation - where it began, how it came to...

Icon of the event Mesdames of Mayhem
Tue Mar 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Mesdames discuss why they write crime fiction, read from their own writings and talk about the challenges facing Canadian crime writers, especially women

Icon of the event Paul Auster: Birthright & Possibility
Mon Feb 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the world's most widely recognized names in contemporary fiction discusses his new novel, 4 3 2 1, an...

Icon of the event  An Evening of Romance
Thu Feb 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Toronto romance author Molly O'Keefe will discuss her career, the romance publishing industry, and read excerpts from her books. Question and answer will follow.

Icon of the event Jane Urquhart
Thu Dec 08, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

One of Canada's best loved writers, award-winning author Jane Urquhart on A Number of Things, a rich and surprising narrative of 50 artifacts that speak to our collective experience as a nation. In conversation with Toronto S...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: St. Clair/Silverthorn

Rocco de Giacomo and Bianca Lakoseljac read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.

Icon of the event RBC Taylor Prize Awards
Thu Mar 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An evening with the five finalists of the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction. Mark Medley moderates the discussion. In partnership with IFOA....

Icon of the event Canadian Women in the Sky:  100 Years in Flight
Tue Mar 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Elizabeth Muir, author of Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight, tells the story of how women in Canada first boarded planes, then became pilots and eventually astronauts....

Icon of the event Anne Michaels, Toronto's Poet Laureate
Thu Feb 02, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Anne Michaels' books are published in over forty-five countries and have won dozens of international awards, including the Orange Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the Lannan Award for Fiction. She has been shortlisted m...

Icon of the event An Ordinary Man
Thu Feb 16, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Brentwood

Historian Hilary Dawson recounts the extraordinary story of Joshua Glover, a runaway slave whose actions helped galvanize the abolition movement. Joshua Glover spent the last half of his life in freedom living in Etobicoke.