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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Author Visit with Allan Weiss
Mon May 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Meet Allan Weiss, author of Making the Rounds, a Jewish fantasy anthology. The short stories follow Eliezer ben-Avraham, wizard, Kabbalist, and kvetch who poked around in areas of forbidden knowledge, and now is obliged to wa...

Icon of the event Epiphany: A Christian's Change of Heart & Mind over Same-Sex Marriage
Mon May 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

With Michael Coren....

Icon of the event Meet Author Kathleen Cook Waldron
Tue May 17, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Author Kathleen Cook Waldron discusses her 2016 Forest of Reading Silver Birch nominated book "Between Shadows" (Coteau Books, 2015). Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. Recommended Grades 3-6. Classes are w...

Icon of the event Who Would Do That? Lecture and Book Reading
Thu May 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Come meet fellow book lovers and join author Bette Logan, in her lecture about women who write, visit, and even marry infamous serial killers such as Paul Bernardo and Ted Bundy. Author Bette Logan speaks first hand about her...

Icon of the event Farzana Doctor
Tue May 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The eh List Author Series presents Farzana Doctor and her award-winning novel All Inclusive. Blurring the lines between the real world and paradise, and life and death, comes a story about one all-inclusive resort, the ghost ...

Icon of the event Joseph Kertes at Barbara Frum
Thu Jun 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

The Eh List Author Series presents award winning author Joseph Kertes discussing his latest novel, The Afterlife of Stars. A beautifully crafted story that burns with intensity and humor, brothers Robert and Attila Beck grabb...

Icon of the event Truth and Reconciliation: One Year Later
Mon Jun 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

NOTE THIS PROGRAM'S DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED. IT WILL NOW BE HELD ON JUNE 6TH. The closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were held in June 2015. Joanna Birenbaum, a Toronto constitutional and human rights...

Icon of the event Sandra Martin
Tue May 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The eh List Author Series presents award winning journalist Sandra Martin on her latest book, A Good Death. Following the landmark decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, Martin charts the morally controversial and wrenching...

Icon of the event Fading History
Mon Jun 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Eatonville

Dave Cook, local author, former councillor and story teller, discusses the interesting things that took place while researching for his book: Fading History: Stories of Historical Interest. Topics include: the Lancaster Bomb...

Icon of the event Renate Krakauer:
Tue May 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Renate Krakauer's new book "Only By Blood"is a novel of the search for roots, mother-daughter love, and family reconciliation. It depicts the fraught relationship of Poles and Jews during and after the 2nd WW and how some or...