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Icon of the event Elizabeth Muir: Canadian Women in the Sky
Fri Jun 24, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Author Liz Muir will discuss her most recent book, Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight. The book tells the story of how women in Canada first boarded planes, then became pilots, and eventually astronauts - as women...

Icon of the event Davy the Punk: A Story of Bookies, Toronto the Good, the Mob and My Dad
Mon Jun 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Meet Bob Bossin, author of Davy the Punk: A Story of Bookies, Toronto the Good, the Mob and My Dad. Davy the Punk tells of cops and gamblers, grifters and grafters, fathers and sons. Indie music pioneer Bob Bossin?s hunt for ...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 31
Icon of the event Raising Monarch Butterflies
Sat Jun 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! That's what you'll be able to do if you raise them yourself. In this fun workshop, you'll learn everything you need to know to raise your own monarchs....

Icon of the event Stephen Marche
Tue May 31, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mimico Centennial

Stephen Marche is a novelist and culture writer. He writes a monthly column for Esquire magazine, as well as regular features and opinion pieces for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Repub...

Icon of the event Making Your Short Stories Sparkle and Sell
Wed Jun 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Do short stories come from real life, imagination, or both? How do you market short stories? For June's East End Writers' Group meeting join fiction authors Rosemary McCracken (shortlisted for the 2014 Derringer Award), Madel...

Icon of the event Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

When Nora, initially so doll-like and cossetted, discovers that her husband Torvald is utterly inadequate in a crisis and fails her, she leaves him and their traditional life together. When the door slams behind her at the en...

Icon of the event How to Write a Romance and Find Your Market
Sat May 28, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Mimico Centennial

Romance is a billion-dollar industry that has changed the landscape of publishing over and over again. If you've always been curious about this incredibly popular genre and would like to try writing a romance novel (or you al...

Icon of the event Joseph Kertes
Thu Jun 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

The Eh List Author Series presents award winning author Joseph Kertes discussing his latest novel, The Afterlife of Stars. A beautifully crafted story that burns with intensity and humor, brothers Robert and Attila Beck grabb...