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Icon of the event Tim Falconer: Bad Singer - The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Tim Falconer always wanted to make music, but he's part of the 2.5 percent of the population that is scientifically tone deaf. Many tone-deaf people are indifferent to music, or even actively dislike it, but for Falconer it i...

Icon of the event Douglas Gibson: Across Canada By Story
Thu May 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

After more than 40 years in Canadian publishing, Douglas Gibson wrote his first book, Stories About Storytellers, and turned it into a one-man stage show about his experiences with Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacL...

Icon of the event Alissa York
Wed May 04, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

The eh List Author Series presents the award-winning author of novels Fauna, Effigy and Mercy, Alissa York, on her new novel, The Naturalist, a spellbinding tale of loss, discovery and love set in an epoch when Darwin was res...

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 Stephen Marche
Tue May 31, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mimico Centennial

Stephen Marche is a novelist and culture writer. He writes a monthly column for Esquire magazine, as well as regular features and opinion pieces for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Repub...

Icon of the event How to Write a Romance and Find Your Market
Sat May 28, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Mimico Centennial

Romance is a billion-dollar industry that has changed the landscape of publishing over and over again. If you've always been curious about this incredibly popular genre and would like to try writing a romance novel (or you al...

Icon of the event Edward Riche
Wed May 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

The eh List Author Series presents award winning author, producer, and film maker Edward Riche. His latest bitingly brilliant comic novel, Today I Learned It Was You, highlights the drama and dysfunction of local politics, ov...

Icon of the event Renate Krakauer:
Tue May 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Renate Krakauer's new book "Only By Blood"is a novel of the search for roots, mother-daughter love, and family reconciliation. It depicts the fraught relationship of Poles and Jews during and after the 2nd WW and how some or...

Icon of the event Joseph Kertes at Barbara Frum
Thu Jun 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

The Eh List Author Series presents award winning author Joseph Kertes discussing his latest novel, The Afterlife of Stars. A beautifully crafted story that burns with intensity and humor, brothers Robert and Attila Beck grabb...

Icon of the event Barry Moser
Thu May 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

The eh List Author Series presents award winning illustrator Barry Moser. His new book, We Were Brothers, renders the memories of his youth on his quest to understand how he and his identically raised brother could have becom...