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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Well-known historian Keith Hyde hosts a new series of monthly discussions about
Tue Oct 04, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Well-known historian Keith Hyde hosts a new series of monthly discussions about INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS....

Icon of the event Mona Awad
Wed Oct 19, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Winner of the 2016 Amazon.ca First Novel Award, Mona Awad on 13 Ways of Looking At A Fat Girl, a hilarious and tender story based on our image-obsessed culture. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event The Power of Habits
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Did you know that science tells us that 40-60% of what we do during our waking hours is driven by non-concious automatic behaviors. In this presentation Uri Galimidi, MSc, MBA will discuss the neuro-biology of habits, how the...

Icon of the event James Laxer
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Award winning author of over 25 books, James Laxer, on the influence of political leaders Sir John A. Macdonald, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln, in the molding of North American during the fiery 1860s, and his new book S...

Icon of the event Community Energy Planning for a Low Carbon Future
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

Community Energy Planning for a Low Carbon Future with Fernando Carou, B.A.Sc, P.Eng., DPA (2017), Acting Manager, Environment & Energy Division, Community Energy Planning & New District Energy Systems, City of Toronto....

Icon of the event Author Talk: David Balzer
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join critic David Balzer, author of "Curationism: How Curating Took Over The Art World And Everything Else," for a trip through art history and around the globe to explore the cult of curation - where it began, how it came to...

Icon of the event True Crime: Ann Brocklehurst and Jeremy Grimaldi
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Uncovering two of Ontario's most shocking crimes, reporter and private investigator Ann Brocklehurst deliberates on a young Canadian aviation heir in what appears to be thrill-seeking serial kills in Dark Ambition and journal...

Icon of the event Authors in Conversation about their Works
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

NOT WHAT THEY SEEM -- the stories, intrigue and other possibilities that underlie lives, cottages, history, and burlesque!...

Icon of the event Stone Woman - author talk with Bianca Lakoseljac
Tue Oct 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Stone Woman is a saga of Blossom?s unconventional family of five women, whose lives are bound by a Vietnam-War draft dodger David, immersed in the Yorkville subculture of the hippie daze of Toronto. The novel draws the reader...

Icon of the event Simon Morrison author of Bolshoi Confidential
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

In this enthralling, new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, sensational performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage....