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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Big, Bold and Loud: The Sex Worker in Adele Wiseman's Crackpot
Thu May 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hoda is one of Canada's most original creations: an oversized Jewish prostitute who serves the boys and men of North End Winnipeg. Shunned at first, she is eventually welcomed into the heart of her community - a familiar and...

Icon of the event The Vimy Trap
Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Great War...

Icon of the event Fairly Equal: Lawyering the Feminist Revolution
Tue May 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Legal expert and feminist activist Linda Silver Dranoff was a key player in the uphill challenge to equalize the position of Canadian women under the law. Through memoir and social history she brings to life specific examples...

Icon of the event The CanLit Boom of the 1960's
Tue Jun 06, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

It was a literary explosion unlike anything the country had ever experienced. The so-called CanLit Boom included writers like Margaret Atwood, Marie-Claire Blais, Leonard Cohen, Alice Munro and Mordecai Richler. Nick Mount pr...

Icon of the event Comic Books Ink-Corporated
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Hone your comic book creation skills with writer and illustrator Evan Munday....

Icon of the event Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer
Mon Jun 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Any Other Way describes Oscar Wilde's trip to Toronto; early cruising areas and gay/lesbian bars; queer shared houses; a pioneering collective trans archive project; bath house raids; LBGT-police conflicts; the Queen Street a...

Icon of the event Enemies, Allies & Antiquities: From Versailles to Acadia
Wed Mar 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Historical fiction writers Sally Christie, Roberta Rich and...

Icon of the event How to Get Published
Thu Mar 09, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Wychwood

Join award winning Mystery Writer M.H. Callway who will share her experiences getting published. Her thriller "Windigo Fire" was critically acclaimed. She also founded "Mesdames of Mayhem" a collective of established women cr...

Icon of the event The Power of Names: Author Talk
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Wychwood

Author Dr. Mavis Himes discusses her new book "The Power of Names: Uncovering the Mystery of What We Are Called" .She describes how personal names and family names shape our lives as well as the derivation and historical impo...

Icon of the event Romani Women in Canada: Spectrum of the Blue Water
Thu May 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Cynthia Levine-Rasky's book links everyday experience and a social critique of the factors that enable and constrain women's lives. Life writing, creative writing, and research essays by twenty individuals: Romani women, wome...