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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Michael Phoenix-Greene: Selected Poems and Stories
Tue Dec 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Toronto poet Michael Phoenix-Greene will be reading selected poems and stories from his existing and upcoming collections. Michael Phoenix-Greene is the author of What Tempts Us to Tomorrow: 50 Lyric Works: Sonnets, Ballads, ...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week with Jillian Tamaki
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Hear author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki address the importance of intellectual freedom and speak about her challenges around censorship and experience with the banned books list, specially her Governor General's Award winn...

Icon of the event Burn Your Mortgage - Secrets to Paying Down Your Mortgage Sooner
Mon Jan 22, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Downsview

Sean Cooper made news headlines around the world when he paid off his mortgage at 30 on a house he bought just three years prior. In Burn Your Mortgage, Cooper's extreme achievement is made accessible as the acclaimed persona...

Icon of the event Daily Poetics:  How to Make Poetry Into A Way of Life with Samuel Guest
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Poet and blogger Samuel Guest will delve into what it means to add poetry into your daily life. He will explain how personal experience is a key part of poetry, and how writing and reading poetry can bring a better understan...

Icon of the event Radio Okapi Kindu: The Station That Helped Bring Peace to the Congo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

When Jennifer Bakody arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2004, she faced the hardest and most inspiring job an idealistic young journalist from Nova Scotia could ever imagine. Six years of war involving eight c...