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Author Talks & Lectures

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 Scarborough Stories
Tue Sep 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

From the critically acclaimed author of...

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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 Project Animal Farm with Sonia Faruqi
Tue Nov 28, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Agincourt

Sonia Faruqi, author of Project Animal Farm, will discuss the unprecedented journey behind her critically acclaimed book, in which she left a successful Wall Street career path to investigate animal farms around the world. He...

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,...

Icon of the event  6 Degrees Conference
9:00 am - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Cedarbrae

6 Degrees connects thinkers and doers to drive the global conversation on inclusion and citizenship. The theme this year is Walls, Bridges and Homes....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 26
Wed Sep 27
Icon of the event Manga Workshop for Teens
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Join well-know Canadian comic book artist and illustrator, Eric Kim as he guides participants in writing their own manga strips. Learn to explore story plotlines while your create fun and action stories in this free workshop...

Icon of the event A Perfect Arrangement
Tue Nov 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Canadian Karina Kaushal travelled to India with the intention of making an arranged marriage. This led to deep introspection and self -realizations about her own identity and her ideal life partner. It also inspired her to ...

Icon of the event Picturing Canada: The Changing Face of Children's Book Illustration in Canada
Thu Oct 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection's 11th annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture presents Professor Judith Saltman and Dr. Gail Edwards who will explore change and continuity in the history of Canadian children's publishing.

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...