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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event 29th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: David Day
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Celebrated author and critic, David Day presents "Let Us Compare Mythologies", a lecture exploring fantasy literature and imaginary worlds, with a particular focus on J.R.R. Tolkien.

Icon of the event Mona Awad
Wed Oct 19, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Winner of the 2016 Amazon.ca First Novel Award, Mona Awad on 13 Ways of Looking At A Fat Girl, a hilarious and tender story based on our image-obsessed culture. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event James Laxer
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Award winning author of over 25 books, James Laxer, on the influence of political leaders Sir John A. Macdonald, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln, in the molding of North American during the fiery 1860s, and his new book S...

Icon of the event Zoe Whittall
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Acclaimed author and story editor of the TV shows Degrassi and Schitt?s Creek, Zoe Whittall explores issues of loyalty, truth and happiness in her new novel, The Best Kind of People. In conversation with Toronto Star?s Deb Du...

Icon of the event Eric Beck Rubin
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Creator and host of the popular podcast, Burning Books, Eric Beck Rubin on his debut novel School of Velocity, a tale of repression and regret, an electric friendship, and the kind of love that lasts a lifetime. Q&A and book ...

Icon of the event Author Talk: David Balzer
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join critic David Balzer, author of "Curationism: How Curating Took Over The Art World And Everything Else," for a trip through art history and around the globe to explore the cult of curation - where it began, how it came to...

Icon of the event Hope Nicholson and The Geek Girls
Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Hope Nicholson and contributing artists and writers, Meghan Carter, Adrienne Kress and Jess Oliver Proulx, on The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. An exciting anthology of love, dating, and sex in comic and prose, this project rai...

Icon of the event 10th Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture - Leonard Marcus
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Renowned historian, critic and curator and consultant in the field of children's literature, Leonard Marcus presents an illustrated lecture on "Great Green Rooms of Our Making: Children's Book Places and Their Transformations...

Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Who are the authors behind Toronto's stories of the past, present and future? Join panelists John Lorinc, Senior Editor of Spacing magazine, Arlene Chan, contributor to The Ward, Jael Richardson, founder of the Festival of Li...

Icon of the event The Art of the Short Story: Russell Wangersky and Laura Trunkey
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

A panel discussion with award-winning author Russell Wangersky (Walt, Whirling Away) and writer Laura Trunkey on their new works, The Path of Most Resistance and Double Dutch, and the wonderful world of short stories. In conv...