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Icon of the event Forest of Reading Author Visit: Robin Stevenson and
Mon May 15, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Annette Street

Join us for an author visit and discussion about LGBTQ rights with Robin Stevenson. She is the author of "Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community" (Orca Book Publishers, 2016), one of the nominated books for the Ontario Libr...

Icon of the event Calls Across the Pacific- An Author Talk with Zoë S. Roy
Wed May 31, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Call Across the Pacific tells the story of a Nina Huang. Amid the Chinese Cultural Revolution, she says goodbye to her boyfriend and sneaks across the bay to Hong Kong. Years later, as a journalist in Canada, Nina travels bac...

Icon of the event How to Get Published
Tue Jun 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Beaches

Join award winning Mystery Writer M.H. Callway who will share her experiences getting published. Her thriller "Windigo Fire" was critically acclaimed. She also founded "Mesdames of Mayhem" a collective of established women cr...

Icon of the event Author Talk with Malcolm Sutton: Job Shadowing
Thu Apr 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Toronto author, editor and interdisciplinary artist will discuss his new fiction book Job Shadowing. Sutton's novel delivers an imaginative take on the contemporary crisis in work, particularly as it relates to identity and b...

Icon of the event Ordinary People: Short Stories
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Shortlisted for the RBC Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, Eva Crocker on

Icon of the event Catherine Leroux: The Party Wall
Wed Jun 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Nominated for Scotiabank Giller and winner of the prestigious France-Quebec Prize, Catherine Leroux on the intricacies of human relationships and

Icon of the event Fun with Physics: A Cartoon Look at the Nature of Reality
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

What would happen to you if you fell into a black hole? Why is Dark Matter so mysterious? These are some questions that will be explored with a visual showcase of cartoons and comics. A presentation by Rina Piccolo....

Icon of the event Cea Person: Nearly Normal
Thu Jun 01, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Bestselling author of North of Normal, Cea Sunrise Person on growing up in the wilderness, her unconventional family, the power of taking responsibility and her new memoir, Nearly Normal. Audience Q&A and book signing to foll...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Grocers and Gangsters
Tue May 09, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Meet Author Kathleen Cherry
Thu May 18, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Barbara Frum

Forest of Reading Nominee Kathleen Cherry discusses her 2017 Silver Birch nominated book Everyday Hero in a fun interactive presentation....