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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Jane Urquhart
Thu Dec 08, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

One of Canada's best loved writers, award-winning author Jane Urquhart on A Number of Things, a rich and surprising narrative of 50 artifacts that speak to our collective experience as a nation. In conversation with Toronto S...

Icon of the event Picturing the City
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Photographers Dwayne Sybbliss and Yasin "Yescene" Osman, along with members of She Move Group reflect on their experiences documenting today's Toronto....

Icon of the event Simon Morrison author of Bolshoi Confidential
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

In this enthralling, new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, sensational performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage....

Icon of the event Mystery Panel: Steven Burrows, Suzanne F. Kingsmill and Jeffrey Round
Thu Oct 27, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Location: City Hall

Murder mystery writers, Steven Burrows, Suzanne F. Kingsmill and Jeffrey Round, on their newest chilling tales Cast of Falcons, Crazy Dead and Endgame. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event Sue-Ann Levy
Thu Nov 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Popular Toronto journalist, Sue-Ann Levy - a self-described nice, chubby, Jewish, gay, controversial girl - on her journey through Toronto politics and her humorous and self-deprecating memoir, Underdog. Q&A and book signing ...

Icon of the event John Laschinger
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

John Laschinger, Canada's only full time campaign manager, takes us behind the scenes of Canadian and international politics including the election victory of Justin Trudeau, and his new book, Campaign Confessions. Q&A and bo...

Icon of the event True Crime: Ann Brocklehurst and Jeremy Grimaldi
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Uncovering two of Ontario's most shocking crimes, reporter and private investigator Ann Brocklehurst deliberates on a young Canadian aviation heir in what appears to be thrill-seeking serial kills in Dark Ambition and journal...