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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 Raising Monarch Butterflies
Sat Jun 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! That's what you'll be able to do if you raise them yourself. In this fun workshop, you'll learn everything you need to know to raise your own monarchs....

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 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 Riverdale Presents Author Kallie George
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

Kallie George is the author of the picture books "Flare", "Spark", and "Duck, Duck, Dinosaur", as well as the Magical Animal Adoption Agency series. Join her as she explores her sources of inspiration in the talk "Soaring Th...

Icon of the event Author Talk - Jean Marc Ah-Sen
Thu May 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Join local BookThug author Jean Marc Ah-Sen as he discusses his novel Grand Menteur, set in the secret world of Mauritian street gangs. Mauritian Kreol, English, and French blend together into a heady brew of language in thi...

Icon of the event Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

When Nora, initially so doll-like and cossetted, discovers that her husband Torvald is utterly inadequate in a crisis and fails her, she leaves him and their traditional life together. When the door slams behind her at the en...