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Icon of the event Karen Armstrong
Wed Nov 19, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The acclaimed author of "A History of God" on her new book,...

Icon of the event Bernard Cornwell
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the bestselling author of the Richard Sharpe novels speaks about his first work of non-fiction, "Waterloo: The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three...

Icon of the event Sharon Baltman: Escape From The Bedside
Tue Nov 04, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join local author Sharon Baltman for a reading from her book Escape from the Bedside - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism - and a discussion about the process of writing i...

Icon of the event Ann-Marie MacDonald - SOLD OUT
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bestselling and award-winning author on her first novel in 11 years,...

Icon of the event Innovator in Residence Kick-Off: A Celebration of Canadian Documentaries
Mon Oct 20, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sarah Goodman, Hot Docs Senior Programming Lynne Fernie, and other filmmakers, discuss the evolution of the Canadian documentary scene, the creative trends taking shape today, and the challenges of the current industry. Panel...

Icon of the event The Built Universe of Islam with Dr. Golombek
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The great architectural monuments of the Islamic world, the Alhambra, the Dome of the Rock, Shalimar Gardens, and the Taj Mahal, served different purposes in Muslim society: civil, royal, religious, and monumental. Our presen...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Alan Doyle
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Singer-songwriter and front man of the great Canadian band Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle was destined to become a renowned musician. He joins Toronto Star's Peter Howell to discuss...

Icon of the event Edward Snowden: What He Should Mean to You
Fri Oct 31, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Well-known investigative journalist Andrew Mitrovica will be talking about the importance of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations. In his talk, entitled Edward Snowden: What He Should Mean to You, Mitrovica will reb...

Icon of the event Focus on Cinema Verité
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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View clips from classic cinema verité films - such as The Salesman, Gimme Shelter and EMPZ For Life. Then join Sarah Goodman for a discussion on the difference between verité and interview-based styles of documentary filmmaki...

Icon of the event The Demands of the Dead: A crime novel by Justin Podur
Fri Oct 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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When police killed his two best friends in a supposedly accidental...