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Icon of the event Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means.  Kamal Al-Solaylee
Tue Jan 31, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

Neither white nor black the experiences of brown people have been neglected. Kamal "fills in the narrative gap by taking a global look at the many social, political, economic and personal implications of being a brown-skinne...

Icon of the event Black Veterans Affairs: A Day Dedicated to African Canadian Veterans
Wed Feb 22, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us for the Black Veterans Affairs in presenting Canadian Veterans, Dean Turner and Derek Salik. They will be telling tales of African Canadian Veterans and author Derek Salik will be sharing the history and memories of C...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Grocers and Gangsters
Tue May 09, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event James Joyce's Ulysses with Professor Mary Durkan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Let?s take down our dust-gathering copies of ULYSSES and explore CALYPSO, one of its most accessible sections, where we'll meet Leopold Bloom preparing breakfast for his soprano wife Molly on the morning of June 16, 1904. Mr...

Icon of the event Meet the Authors of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women
Wed Mar 08, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Meet Dr. Jean Augustine, Dauna Jones-Simmonds, and Dr. Denise Green, the authors of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women. In honouring International Women?s Day, they will be sharing their own personal stories to success, as...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Politicians and Pressmen
Tue May 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Ordinary People: Short Stories
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Shortlisted for the RBC Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, Eva Crocker on

Icon of the event Alexandra Risen. Unearthed
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

In her poignant memoir ?Unearthed? Alexandra Risen labours with love to bring sustainable order to her overgrown garden. She sets to work on the garden as her parents are ailing and the discovery of some yellowed documents e...

Icon of the event Author Talk with Malcolm Sutton: Job Shadowing
Thu Apr 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Toronto author, editor and interdisciplinary artist will discuss his new fiction book Job Shadowing. Sutton's novel delivers an imaginative take on the contemporary crisis in work, particularly as it relates to identity and b...

Icon of the event Comic Books Ink-Corporated
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Hone your comic book creation skills with writer and illustrator Evan Munday....