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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Beneath the African Sun with Author Maria Lynch
Wed May 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Join us for a book talk and Q and A with Maria Lynch, the author of Beneath the African Sun....

Icon of the event Ryan Eyford: White Settler Reserve
Sat May 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Dr. Ryan Eyford, associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg, will discuss his new book White Settler Reserve: New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West, published by UBC Press....

Icon of the event Jerusalem with Professor Andrew Knight Messenger
Tue Apr 25, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

This lecture will serve as an introduction to the significance of the city of Jerusalem for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Professor Knight-Messenger will discuss the religious and historical significance of the Western (Wa...

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Mon May 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Richview

This talk will look at some of Leonard Cohen's songs, poems, and especially his novel Beautiful Losers and address the mystical vision underlying these works. For Cohen, loss was not just a measure of defeat, but a chance to ...

Icon of the event Author Talks. Nick Mount. The Rise and Fall of CanLit
Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Professor Nick Mount of U of T will talk about his new book The Rise and Fall of CanLit which "describes, explains, and assesses the so-called CanLit Boom, the literary face of the cultural renaissance that transformed Canada...

Icon of the event James Joyce's Ulysses with Professor Mary Durkan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Let?s take down our dust-gathering copies of ULYSSES and explore CALYPSO, one of its most accessible sections, where we'll meet Leopold Bloom preparing breakfast for his soprano wife Molly on the morning of June 16, 1904. Mr...

Icon of the event Author Luciana Longo
Sat Mar 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Richview

Join us for an afternoon with Luciana, author of Si Mangia! Memories, Lessons and Recipes from Italian Immigrant Life. Listen to excerpts from her memoir, enjoy a cooking demonstration and try a trivia contest to win a tirami...

Icon of the event Great Houses of England Great Houses: A Nation?s History and Art
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

A knowledge of the rich social, cultural and artistic heritage found in the great houses of the British Isles provides an insider's view of their lives and history.Extraordinary images will provide the basis for a visual pres...

Icon of the event Alexandra Risen. Unearthed
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

In her poignant memoir ?Unearthed? Alexandra Risen labours with love to bring sustainable order to her overgrown garden. She sets to work on the garden as her parents are ailing and the discovery of some yellowed documents e...