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Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Allan Levine - Toronto: Biography of a City
Thu Oct 02, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Taylor Memorial

Award-winning biographer and historian Allan Levine delivers a striking biography of a living city. With the same eye for character and anecdote that made Peter Ackroyd?s London and Colin Jones?s Paris so successful, Levine?...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Eric McCormack - Cloud
Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Taylor Memorial

Eric McCormack is a master of dark and enigmatic stories. In Cloud, he unravels the mystery of a killer cloud which appeared over a small Scottish town in the middle of the nineteenth Century.

Icon of the event Flying to Glory: Tribute to the RCAF
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mimico Centennial

Author Sandra Dempsey presents a performance-reading of excerpts from her acclaimed play "Flying to Glory." Flying to Glory follows the journeys of two boyhood pals who enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. Sandra h...

Icon of the event Cathy Marie Buchanan: The Story Behind The Painted Girls
Tue Sep 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mimico Centennial

Cathy Marie Buchanan's The Painted Girls is a #1 National Bestseller in Canada and a New York Times bestseller. The novel has garnered rave reviews and is also an Evergreen-nominated title. The novel is inspired by the real-l...

Icon of the event Roy Henry Vickers and 'Lucky' Budd - Cloudwalker
Sat Nov 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spadina Road

Roy Henry Vickers is one of Canada's best loved and honoured artists, with works spanning more than 4 decades. Robert 'Lucky' Budd is one of B.C.'s most important keepers of historical voices. Together, they bring to life the...

Icon of the event Learn to Write Creative Non Fiction
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Parkdale

Join author Donna Kakonge for an engaging workshop and discussion about writing creative non-fiction. Donna has published several works including "How to Talk to Crazy People" and "How to Write Creative Non-Fiction". The work...

Icon of the event I'm not going back: wartime memoir of a child evacuee
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Kitty was a 10 year old, living in London's Jewish East End during WWII, when she was evacuated to a foster home in the countryside. She sneaked back to be with her mother, refusing to leave her side even as the German bombin...

Icon of the event Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Sharon Baltman discusses her book entitled, Escape from the Bedside - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel.

Icon of the event Deathbed dimes
Mon Jan 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

"Deathbed dimes" exposes the reality that if you can outlive your relatives, friends and sometimes even strangers, your odds of hitting the inheritance jackpot are better than playing the lottery....

Icon of the event In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven
Tue Jan 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taylor Memorial

Sue and Jim Waddington, have been on a quest to locate the places that inspired the Group of Seven painters. They particularly like to search for sites that can only be reached by canoe and on foot. The talk will compare phot...