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Icon of the event Slate Culture Gabfest: Live Podcast
Wed Sep 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner record a live episode on TIFF and other Canadiana....

Icon of the event Orhan Pamuk: The Red-Haired Woman
Fri Oct 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Nobel Prize-winning, Orhan Pamuk, talks about his new novel, a tale of tradition versus modernity, family and romance....

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 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 Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach
Mon Oct 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Pulitzer Prize-winner discusses her long awaited historical novel....

Icon of the event Life, Triumph and Poland
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Writers from the diaspora, Pamela Mulloy, Ania Szado, Andrew Borkowski, Aga Maksimowska and Jowita Bydlowska share on their cultural contribution to Canadian literature,...

Icon of the event Alice Hoffman: The Rules of Magic
Fri Nov 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The author of more than thirty novels, including New York Times bestsellers The Museum of Ordinary Things, The Dovekeepers and Faithful, discusses The Rules of Magic, the prequel to her treasured Practical Magic....

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 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 Canada 150
Wed Oct 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In the light of Canada 150, a panel discussion on the discriminatory policies of the Canadian government towards Indigenous peoples. Moderated by Muskrat Magazine's Rebeka Tabobondung....