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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event An evening with Crime Writers of Canada
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Do love a good crime novel?...

Icon of the event Author Jasmine D'Costa on her new book Branded a Baby Killer
Thu Oct 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Downsview

Based on the testimony of Dr. Charles Smith, formerly of Sick Kids Hospital, Tammy Marquardt spent 14 years in prison for murdering her infant son....

Icon of the event Don Gillmor
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Runnymede

Don Gillmor's brilliant new novel, Long Change, examines the world of oil through the life and loves of one man; both stories are epic.

Icon of the event Ian Brown
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Runnymede

Sixty: From the author of the award-winning The Boy in the Moon comes a wickedly honest and brutally funny account of the year in which Ian Brown truly realized that the man in the mirror was actually…sixty.

Icon of the event Beth Powning
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Runnymede

A Measure of Light: With Beth Powning's trademark elegance and insight into the hearts and minds of unforgettable women, A Measure of Light brings to life an extraordinary historical figure. Mary Dyer is a seventeenth-century...

Icon of the event Author reading - Ken Newton, Ann Ball, William New: Junction Book
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

The novel, set in West Toronto in 1951, is the tale of three private eyes working on the murder case of the Junction's bookmaker's youngest son. The trio will venture to the shadiest part of Toronto?s Junction,and experience ...

Icon of the event Night Madness: A Rear Gunner's Story of Love, Courage and Hope in WW II
Thu Sep 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eglinton Square

Based on interviews, painstaking archival research and a long distance love affair captured in daily correspondence, the author, Richard Pyves, weaves together this true story of his father Ron, into a touching love story and...

Icon of the event Dr. Paul Garfinkel - A Life in Psychiatry: Looking Out, Looking In
Mon Oct 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Dr. Paul Garfinkel, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and staff psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), will talk about his book A Life in Psychiatry: Lookin...