Toronto Public Library Homepage

Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes at the Merril Collection
Wed Aug 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Graphic novelists Jeff Lemire, author of Sweet Tooth, and Ray Fawkes, author of The Spectral Engine, will talk about their work and answer questions at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Wednesday, August 13, at the ...

Icon of the event The Amazing Universe
Thu Sep 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Agincourt

Alien worlds, extraterrestrial life, the birth and death of stars, cosmic catastrophes, black holes, dark matter and dark energy: the real universe is more amazing than anything found in science fiction! With Dr. John Percy, ...

Icon of the event Genre Crossing with Emily Pohl-Weary
Fri Jul 25, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cedarbrae

Fanfiction, monster stories set at home, and writing what we (actually) read! A workshop on how to write what you already love... even better! Award-winning author Emily Pohl-Weary (Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl) and emerging w...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Joseph Boyden - The Orenda
Tue Sep 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Earlier this year, Canada Reads chose The Orenda as "the one novel that could change Canada." Superstar writer Joseph Boyden discusses this intense historical novel, and the forces that helped shape our country....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Linda Holeman - The Devil on Her Tongue
Tue Sep 23, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Taylor Memorial

The author of In a Far Country and The Saffron Gate is back with a compelling historical drama set in 18th Century Portugal. Diamantina is 13 when her father, a Dutch sailor who washed up on the Portuguese island of Porto San...

Icon of the event A Novel Cop: From Police Officer to Crime Writer
Thu Oct 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Drugs, violence, murder. Brent Pilkey has seen it all, up close and personal, in his time as a Toronto Police Officer. He spent fifteen years of his career in the notorious downtown 51 division and has used his esperiences to...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Eric McCormack - Cloud
Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Taylor Memorial

Eric McCormack is a master of dark and enigmatic stories. In Cloud, he unravels the mystery of a killer cloud which appeared over a small Scottish town in the middle of the nineteenth Century. A haunting, gothic tale which ...

Icon of the event Word Power: Write, Speak and Read Your Way To Communication Success.
Thu Sep 04, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Agincourt

Join us for a detailed, passionate and humourous discussion on the importance of mastering communication skills! Transformational writing teacher; Rosalin Krieger, will dispel myths about writing, speaking and reading.

Icon of the event Pioneers and pleasure gardens, settlement and the suburbs
Sat Sep 13, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cedarbrae

Pioneers and pleasure gardens, settlement and the suburbs: Scarborough's remarkable waterfront past....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Maureen Jennings - No Known Grave
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

The author of the books behind TV?s Murdoch Mysteries is back with a new novel featuring Detective Inspector Tom Tyler. Set in Shropshire, England, in the shadow of World War II, Tyler is beset with a double murder which bri...