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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Former Mayor of Toronto John Sewell
Thu Mar 31, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
City Hall

Presents his new book How We Changed Toronto: The Inside Story of Twelve Creative, Tumultuous Years in Civic Life, 1969-1980....

Icon of the event Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada
Thu Mar 31, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Drawing on their new book Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada, Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner explore the stories of refugees from around the world who made Canada their home, with a focus on the vulnerabilities an...

Icon of the event Craig Shreve
Thu Feb 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

The eh List Author Series presents Craig Shreve discussing his latest novel One Night in Mississippi, the story of a young activist who was brutally murdered during the Civil Rights era. Fifty years later and racked with guil...

Icon of the event Journalists in War Zones with Dr. Anthony Feinstein
Tue Mar 29, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Dr. Anthony Feinstein will discuss how journalists cope psychologically with the dangers they confront in war zones. What motivates them to do such dangerous work? How do the challenges faced by journalists in Iran, Kenya an...

Icon of the event The Germ Files
Wed Feb 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Microbiologist Jason Tetro will advise and amaze us about germs. Some facts are purely fun, some boggle the mind, and some might just save your life. All will improve your relationship with germs and benefit health and happin...

Icon of the event Michael Crummey and Steven Heighton
Thu Apr 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In celebration of National Poetry Month, The eh List Author Series presents award-winning poet Michael Crummey and best-selling author Steven Heighton as they read from their new works and reminisce on the last 20 years of Ca...

Icon of the event Book Launch for Nora Gold's
Thu May 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wychwood

Author Nora Gold's new book "The Dead Man" is a novel touched with mystery and romance but deals with the obessive part of love.She will share her experiences writing this novel.

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting with speaker
Tue Feb 23, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. Jason Ramsay-Brown presents: Toronto's Urban Ravines and Urban Forests: Their Natural Heritage and Local History.

Icon of the event Doug Gibson: Across Canada by Story
Wed Apr 27, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Douglas Gibson, Alice Munro's editor, brings us new stories about the many famous authors he worked with during his long career as an editor and publisher....

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