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Author Talks & Lectures

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 The Nearly Girl author reveals all
Wed Apr 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

The East End Writers' Group presents Lisa de Nikolits, prolific author of six novels published between 2010 and 2016 who will tell how she goes from idea to print. Each novel has different characters and themes. Originally fr...

Icon of the event What Makes Toronto a Multicultural City?
Tue Jun 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Almost all cities have people of diverse ethnicities living in them. Yet diversity of population alone does not make a multicultural city. The latter comes about with the civil rights and equality of all citizens. In Canada, ...

Icon of the event Beyond Bankers: Resisting the New Feudalism
Thu May 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Beaches

Local author Joyce Nelson reads from her new book, Beyond Bankers: Resisting the New Feudalism, followed by a question & answer session and the opportunity to purchase a copy of her book, if desired. Drop-in. No registration ...

Icon of the event Firing Lines: Three Canadian Women Write the First World War by Debbie Marshall
Wed May 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Debbie Marshall, writer, editor, historian, publisher, and playwright has contributed to local and national magazines, on-line publications and anthologies....

Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Wed May 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time- a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution. New ideas about the human body, the earth, and the universe were transforming western thought- and yet...

Icon of the event The Tower of the Comic Book Freaks: a Graphic Novel
Wed Jun 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Beaches

Local author Ron Kasman discusses his work, The Tower of the Comic Book Freaks: a Graphic Novel, supported by a visual presentation. A question & answer session follows, along with the opportunity to purchase a copy of the au...

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 Wigford Rememberies
Wed May 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Beaches

Local author and singer-songwriter Kyp Harness reads from his new novel Wigford Rememberies, followed by a question and answer session and the opportunity to purchase a copy of his book, if desired. Drop-in. No Registration n...

Icon of the event Asian Heritage Month Author
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Meet Leslie Shimotakahara, author of After the Bloom, the story of a daughter's search for her missing mother which in turn reveals her family's past in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War.