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Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Russell Smith - Confidence
Tue Mar 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

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Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pier...

Icon of the event Anansi the Spider,  Anansi the Survivor - Stories for Everyone
Wed Feb 11, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkdale

Join Phyllis Broom-Walker, storyteller and Keeper of the Anansi Flame, as she tells the story of Anansi the Spider ? Survivor not Trickster:...

Icon of the event When I die: financial planning for Life and Death with Gary Duncan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richview

Garry Duncan, retired senior tax partner at BDO Dunwoody LLP, discusses how to minimize taxes on death. Using simplified explanations of a rather complex area of tax, he will explain what estate planning is and how to plan an...

Icon of the event Kick-start your memoir using the six senses
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Join author and editor, Sharon A. Crawford, in her new program on Memoir Writing. Sharon is the author of the mystery novel Beyond Blood (Blue Denim Press, 2014) and runs the East End Writers' Group. She will teach you to use...

Icon of the event Beyond the Beach - Travel in the Caribbean
Thu Feb 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

A photographic tour of the regions (including beaches) highlighting nature, famous musicians, and unusual Caribbean wildlife. Offered by travel writer Diane Slawych, whose stories and photographs have appeared in more than 6...

Icon of the event Come Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of 'Riverdale, East of the Don'
Sat Mar 28, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

Elizabeth Gillian (Liz) Muir has lived in both the southern and northern parts of Riverdale. A former educator and an historian, she has written extensively about women in early Canada. She has also written stories for childr...

Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Mon Mar 30, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Richview

William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time - a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were explored, and medieval thinking was giving way to modern thought. In this talk, awar...

Icon of the event Half: The Story of a Chinese-Jamaican Son
Mon Feb 02, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

Caught between two cultures and races -- Being seperated from his Jamaican family for 2 decades due to his Chinese father premature death, Vincent Lee returned to search for his family, identity and belonging. A Q & A session...