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Icon of the event Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

In this talk, Montreal poet and non-fiction writer Mark Abley explores the paradox of Duncan Campbell Scott and explains his relevance for Canadians today. Scott was one of the major Canadian poets of the early 20th century, ...

Icon of the event Nnedi Okorafor at the Merril Collection
Fri Mar 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Award-winning fantasy author Nnedi Okorafor, whose books include "Akata Witch", "Lagoon" and "Who Fears Death", discusses writing and fantasy at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy. She will appe...

Icon of the event Rachel Hartman's Toronto Book Launch
Fri Mar 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Fantasy author Rachel Hartman will be interviewed and answer questions to celebrate the Toronto launch of Shadow Scale, the sequel to her award-winning novel Seraphina. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.Ms. Ha...

Icon of the event 12th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture
Thu Mar 19, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection of Early Children's books presents Jan Andrews, author and storyteller, who will deliver the 12th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: "Into the Darkness and Out: Dreams of a Children's Author for Her Reader...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Andrew Pyper & Craig Davidson in Conversation
Thu Apr 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Authors Andrew Pyper (Damned) and Craig Davidson AKA Nick Cutter (The Deep) in conversation with The Toronto Star critic Deb Dundas....

Icon of the event International Women's Day: Centering the Voices of Indigenous Women
Wed Mar 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

The colonial system has long excluded the leadership of Indigenous women. Artist-activist Susan Blight (U of T First Nations House) discusses how, through art, activism, and resistance, Indigenous women are actively working t...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kelley Armstrong - Visions: The Cainsville Series
Wed Mar 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Visions: The Cainsville Series...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kim Thuy - Mãn
Tue May 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Kim Thuy?s lyrical approach to fiction attracted a lot of attention with her first book, Ru, which won a Governor General?s award for fiction in French and garnered a Giller nomination for the English translation. With Mãn, s...