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Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kathy Page - Paradise and Elsewhere
Tue May 27, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

In these mythical, magical stories Kathy Page parts company with traditional wisdom to blaze a new trail through the wild, lush, half-fantastic and half-real terrain of origin stories. Page is the author of seven previous nov...

Icon of the event Sexual Diversity and the Sochi Olympics: No More Rainbows
Wed May 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Helen Lenskyj's latest book focuses on Russia's 2013 anti-gay...

Icon of the event Eurovision: Europe's Favourite TV Show
Wed Apr 23, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Parkdale

It's been around since 1956. It gave us ABBA, and launched Céline Dion's international career. It's one of the most watched annual television events in the world. And yet, most North Americans know next to nothing about the E...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Priscila Uppal - Projection - Encounters...
Wed May 21, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother...

Icon of the event Kamal Al-Solaylee: 2013 Toronto Book Award Winner
Wed Jun 18, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
City Hall

Journalist, theatre critic and instructor Kamal Al-Solaylee reads from his award-winning memoir Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes. It recounts his journey from growing up in the Middle East, coming out as a gay man, and event...

Icon of the event Writing the Coming of Age Narrative
Thu May 08, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Aspiring writers and others are invited to join Carrianne Leung, author of The Wondrous Woo, to explore the transitional time in life when the child confronts adulthood. Participants will be asked to bring in photos of them...

Icon of the event An evening in the Nepal Himalaya
Mon Jun 23, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

If you've ever dreamed of visiting the Himalaya, now is your chance to see what it's all about. Chris Beall will fascinate you with this presentation about the Annapurna Region of central Nepal. This is the most popular trekk...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Nicole Lundrigan - The Widow Tree
Thu May 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Taylor Memorial

In the fall of 1953, three teenagers find a clutch of long-lost Roman coins, and they argue over what to do with them. Nevena insists they should be turned to the authorities. János wants to keep them. And Dorján walks the l...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Ray Robertson - I Was There the Night He Died
Tue Jun 10, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Taylor Memorial

Sam's dad has Alzheimer's, his mom died of stroke, his wife in a car crash. Samantha's a cutter. Eighteen. Living next door. Weed and loneliness spark an unlikely friendship-yet in this funny, off-color, philosophical novel f...

Icon of the event The History of Parkdale
Wed May 14, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Join special guest Bart Poesiat, a decades-long community organizer, for an engaging and illuminating journey through one of Toronto's most notorious neighborhoods. Mr Poesiat is a former resident of Parkdale village and curr...