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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

Author Rona Arato presents her book "The Last Train" harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar and their mother surviving the Nazi occupation.

Icon of the event Mesdames of Mayhem
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

In anticipation of the International Festival of Authors, Mount Pleasant branch will host the crime writers group, the Meydames of Mayhem.

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 Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Spacing Magazine's John Lorinc, writer Arlene Chan, Jael Richardson and Toronto Star immigration reporter Nicholas Keung as they discuss documenting Toronto's many cultural identities....

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 Picturing the City
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Photographers Dwayne Sybbliss and Yasin "Yescene" Osman, along with members of She Move Group reflect on their experiences documenting today's Toronto....

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 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 Transformation...

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 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...