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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The Cult of Overwork
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Award-winning journalist Katrina Onstad on the physical, mental and social effects from being overscheduled and overworked, and her new book The Weekend Effect. With Sarah Vermunt, author of Careergasm....

Icon of the event Dead. Dead... And Dead.
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Enjoy morbid tales of Canada's history with the dead. Featuring writers Adam Bunch (...

Icon of the event Comic Artist in Residence: Tory Woollcott
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Runnymede

Our first ever comic artist in residence will be giving a two part workshop on comic/graphic novel creation. Join Tory Woollcott as she shows you the basics of plot structure, design, panel creation, character development, an...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 22
Wed Nov 29
Icon of the event Comic Book Workshop with Eric Kim
Tue Oct 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Eric Kim is a comic book artist and illustrator living in Toronto, Ontario. He has created work for many publishers. His latest is Northguard, from Chapterhouse Publishing....

Icon of the event Of Birds and Beetles
Tue Nov 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Two books, two animals, two authors and one conversation on the meaning of life, and sustaining life. Featuring Kyo Maclear,...

Icon of the event Agoraphobes and Broken Bones
Tue Oct 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Governor General Award-winning author Nicolas Dickner and critically acclaimed author Martha Baillie on their new novels,...

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection's 30th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture presents Deborah Ellis, author of the international bestseller The Breadwinner and other books about children from around the world living in difficult circumstan...

Icon of the event Laksa Media Presents: Learn the Stories behind the Stories
Wed Oct 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Laksa Media Presents: Learn the Stories behind the Stories...

Icon of the event Extinction and Resurrection
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Eglinton Square

What happens when you try to recreate a woolly mammoth - fascinating science or conservation catastrophe? Acclaimed documentarist and science writer Britt Wray, takes a provocative look at de-extinction, analyzes the principl...

Icon of the event Killer Canadians
Thu Nov 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

From the west coast, authors Roz Nay and Robyn Harding on their new, white knuckle thrillers,...