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Author Talks & Lectures

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 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 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 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...

Icon of the event Halloween Bash and Book Launch
Thu Oct 30, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Join us in welcoming local children's author Philippa Dowding for the launch of her new book series, Weird Stories Gone Wrong. She'll be reading from the first book, Jake and the Giant Hand....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Roy Henry Vickers and 'Lucky' Budd - Cloudwalker
Fri Nov 14, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
City Hall

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 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 Anansi the Spider,  Anansi the Survivor - Stories for Everyone
Wed Feb 11, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkdale

Join Phyllis Broom-Walker, storyteller and Keeper of the Anansi Flame, as she tells the story of Anansi the Spider ? Survivor not Trickster:...

Icon of the event Atelier d'écriture avec Didier Leclair
Sat Nov 22, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

La Bibliothèque publique de Toronto offrira un atelier d'écriture pour les adultes, animés par des membres de l'Association des auteurs de l'Ontario français. L'atelier est gratuit mais le nombre de places est limité. À noter...

Icon of the event Maureen Jennings
Wed Feb 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Maureen Jennings will share her experiences writing historical mystery novels and screenplays for television (e.g. Murdoch Mysteries).