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Icon of the event Meet Author Susin Nielsen
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Meet author Susin Nielsen as she talks about how she became a...

Icon of the event Epiphany: A Christian's Change of Heart & Mind over Same-Sex Marriage
Mon May 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

With Michael Coren....

Icon of the event Bootleggers, Bookmakers and Brothels
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kensington Market Historical Society presents "Bootleggers, Bookmakers and Brothels," a multimedia and performance event featuring:...

Icon of the event Glen Downie, poet:  Democratic Beauties
Mon May 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

City of Toronto Book Award winning poet Glen Downie's new book Democratic Beauties traces a path back to the now dimly remembered pre-digital age using a ribbon - a typewriter ribbon. In this book of poetic and imaginative cr...

Icon of the event What is our Role? Artists in Academia and the Post-Knowledge Economy
Sat Apr 30, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Research-creation. Practice-led research. Arts-based research. These are some of the terms being deployed within the academy to frame the ways in which practitioners are contributing to the production and dissemination of kno...

Icon of the event Farzana Doctor
Tue May 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The eh List Author Series presents Farzana Doctor and her award-winning novel All Inclusive. Blurring the lines between the real world and paradise, and life and death, comes a story about one all-inclusive resort, the ghost ...

Icon of the event Picture Book Party! Maya and Skunk on a String
Sat Jun 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join us to celebrate the launch of Skunk on a String, a playful wordless tale by author and illustrator Thao Lam, and Maya, a book where one little girl reminds us of the power of story, from author Mahak Jain and illustrator...

Icon of the event Truth and Reconciliation: One Year Later
Mon Jun 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

NOTE THIS PROGRAM'S DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED. IT WILL NOW BE HELD ON JUNE 6TH. The closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were held in June 2015. Joanna Birenbaum, a Toronto constitutional and human rights...

Icon of the event Sandra Martin
Tue May 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The eh List Author Series presents award winning journalist Sandra Martin on her latest book, A Good Death. Following the landmark decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, Martin charts the morally controversial and wrenching...

Icon of the event Ann Y. K. Choi
Mon May 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents the debut novel by Ann Y. K. Choi. Set in Toronto's Korean community in the 1980s, Kay's Lucky Coin Variety is a bitter-sweet, coming-of-age story as a young Korean girl pursues her dreams t...