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Icon of the event Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar. Discussion by Jean Riley U of T
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

The dying emperor Hadrian, in the form of a letter to his cousin and eventual successor Marcus Aurelius, meditates on military triumphs, love of poetry, philosophy and his passion for his lover Antonius.

Icon of the event Peak Learning. The Basilica of  San Francesco d'Assisi. Dawn Cunningham
Tue May 26, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi was an artistic hub during the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. During this hour, we will take a visual tour of some of its unique wall paintings and examine their signifi...

Icon of the event Andrea Charise on Literature and Ageism.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

In this talk Andrea Charise,winner of the Polanyi Prize for literature, assistant professor of Health, U of T, explores how the invention of population at the end of the eighteenth century helped fashion an ?aging population?...

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Jason Ramsay-Brown has explored and photographed Toronto's ravines for more than half his life. Join the author of Toronto?s Ravines and Urban Forests for a visual presentation that will reveal some of the city's hidden ecolo...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Plum Johnson. They Left Us Everything. A Memoir
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize, Plum Johnson will read from her book, They Left Us Everything, an elegantly written memoir about closing down the family home and all she learnt about family, loss and acceptance during th...

Icon of the event Books & Bikes
Sat Jun 20, 2015 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

We are celebrating Bike Month with a special event....

Icon of the event Great Books - The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, Three Sisters and more
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join University of Toronto professor Julia Zarankin as she discusses adultery, passion and poisonous marriages, Russian-style: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Kreutzer Sonata, Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov Chekhov's Three Sis...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kim Thuy - Mãn
Tue May 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Kim Thuy's lyrical approach to fiction attracted a lot of attention with her first book, Ru, which won a Governor General's award for fiction in French and garnered a Giller nomination for the English translation. With Mãn, s...