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Icon of the event Laundry Lines:  A Memoir in Stories and Poems by Ann Elizabeth Carson
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Toronto author Anne Elizabeth Carson for a reading from her newly-released book Laundry Lines: A Memoir in Stories and Poems, a lively evocation of her aunts and their home in Cheltenham, Ontario which brings to l...

Icon of the event Author Reading
Thu Jan 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Marilyn Churley, author of Shameless, The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son. Both a personal and political story, Shameless is a powerful memoir about a mother's struggle with loss, love, secrets, a...

Icon of the event Using Handwriting Analysis to Understand Personality
Thu Mar 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Think handwriting is obsolete? According to Clinical Social Worker Annette Poizner, your handwriting is richly expressive of who you are. In this fascinating presentation, you will analyze celebrity signatures and find out fo...

Icon of the event Children's Author Talk with Philippa Dowding
Fri Jan 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Annette Street

Philippa combines the top 10 questions she gets asked into one interesting and colourful discussion which answers questions like where do your ideas come from, when did you know you wanted to be a writer, who gets to pick wha...

Icon of the event Boost Your Willpower, Change Your Life
Wed Dec 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Do you know the boundaries of your comfort zone and why they exist? Do you want to break through these boundaries? Curious about how the latest neuroscience and behavioural science research can explain why we do what we do, a...