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Icon of the event Salman Rushdie
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The internationally acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event Kate Beaton
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The New York Times bestselling creator of the comic strip...

Icon of the event An Evening with Peter Kavanagh:
Wed Sep 30, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Diagnosed with paralytic polio as an infant, Peter Kavanagh, whose long career with CBC television and radio programs includes "The Journal," "Morningside," "The Sunday Edition" and "Ideas," will recount life lessons and triu...

Icon of the event Will Ferguson
Mon Oct 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize and three time award winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, on his new travel novel, Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey into the Heart of Africa....

Icon of the event Wab Kinew
Mon Sep 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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First Nations broadcaster, musician and activist with The Reason You Walk, a novel on his father's legacy, a vision for reconciliation and a new future for Aboriginal peoples. With CBC Radio's Carol Off....

Icon of the event Flesh and Blood Characters - Young Voices Writing Workshop
Thu Aug 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Characters make or break your fiction. It's quite simple: readers will only read to the end if they care what happens to the people in the story, and they're only going to care if those people feel real. In this hands-on writ...

Icon of the event Patrick deWitt  (ATRIUM)
Sun Oct 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The bestselling author of...

Icon of the event Kevin Newman with son Alex
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Emmy Award-winning network news correspondent and founding anchor of Global National with son Alex on All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That Made Them Better Men. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak...

Icon of the event 2015 Toronto Book Awards
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Don't miss a star studded event with the finalists and the announcement of the 2015 winner. Hosted by the CBC's Gill Deacon.