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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The eh List:  Emma Donoghue
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Canadian superstar author of Room and Frog Music on her new novel, The Wonder With CTV's Marci Ien. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event Authors in Conversation about their Works
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

NOT WHAT THEY SEEM -- the stories, intrigue and other possibilities that underlie lives, cottages, history, and burlesque!...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Robert Harris
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The best-selling author of The Ghost Writer and Dictator on his new novel Conclave....

Icon of the event Ann Patchett
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of Bel Canto and State of Wonder on her new novel, Commonwealth. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak....

Icon of the event James Bartleman
Thu Sep 08, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

James Bartleman, Ontario's first indigenous Lieutenant Governor and bestselling author on his new memoire, Seasons of Hope, the story of an extraordinary man and his constant journey toward hope. Q&A and book signing to follo...

Icon of the event Think Like an Astronaut: Chris Hadfield
Fri Nov 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Don't miss Canada's most famous astronaut on-stage at the Appel Salon, presenting the practical lessons he's learned throughout his career on collaboration, teamwork and science and technology....

Icon of the event Carl Hiaasen
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Miami-based columnist, humourist and author on his new novel Razor Girl. With writer Linwood Barclay....

Icon of the event Colson Whitehead
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The essayist, author (Sag Harbor) and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow on his new novel, The Underground Railroad....

Icon of the event It's All About You: Siddhartha Mukherjee and Personalized Medicine
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Cutting Edge: Exploring new ideas at the intersection of Health and Technology 2016 Lecture...

Icon of the event City Building: Subdivided co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc in conversation
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

"Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Subdivided co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc in conversation about new approaches to city-building in an urban...