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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Neil Pasricha
Tue May 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Harvard MBA, Walmart executive and #1 bestselling author of The Book of Awesome unlocks the nine secrets to happiness in The Happiness Equation. With CTV's Marci Ien....

Icon of the event Don DeLillo
Thu Jun 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the great American novelists of our time on Zero K, a new novel exploring a secretive, life-restoring medical project....

Icon of the event Curtis Sittenfeld
Wed May 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling novelist of Sisterland, American Wife, Prep and The Man of My Dreams on her new novel Eligible, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. With Chatelaine's Lianne George....

Icon of the event Author Talk: Robin Stevenson
Thu May 05, 2016 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Robin Stevenson is an award winning Canadian Author of over 18 books for children and teens. She will share her thoughts on writing and talk about her latest book: "Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community."...

Icon of the event Meet Author Susin Nielsen
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Meet author Susin Nielsen as she talks about how she became a...

Icon of the event Fast and Furious Cooking for the Genius
Tue May 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

Ann Tudor teaches "kitchen freedom" to non-cooks and anti-cooks - those who are afraid of cooking or know nothing about it and don't know where to start. The book's no-recipe approach leads to improvised, impromptu meals tha...

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Honouring the Elders
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Joseph Boyden pays tribute to ground breaking Indigenous writers Lee Maracle and Thomas King. Special guests, drummers and pow wow dancers help celebrate the work of these First Nations icons....

Icon of the event Glen Downie, poet:  Democratic Beauties
Mon May 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

City of Toronto Book Award winning poet Glen Downie's new book Democratic Beauties traces a path back to the now dimly remembered pre-digital age using a ribbon - a typewriter ribbon. In this book of poetic and imaginative cr...

Icon of the event Border Theatre and Security Spectacles
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

James Walsh (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) analyzes the cultural meanings and political consequences of reality-based television programs that feature the daily life of government agencies responsible for bor...

Icon of the event    CANCELLED:  Neil Pasricha
Tue May 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This event is cancelled. We hope to reschedule for later this spring....