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Icon of the event Sylvia Fraser: The Toronto Writers' Co-op Interview
Fri Sep 05, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Novelist, journalist and travel writer Sylvia Fraser discusses the writer's life and craft with host John Miller.

Icon of the event Nate Hendley
Wed Sep 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
S. Walter Stewart

Nate Hendley is a Toronto-based freelance writer and much published author. Nate has written a series of books, primarily in the true crime genre. His most recent books are "Steven Truscott: Decades of Injustice" and "The Maf...

Icon of the event Naomi Klein
Mon Sep 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist and author of the global bestsellers No Logo and The Shock Doctrine, discusses her new book,...

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...

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 Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes at the Merril Collection
Wed Aug 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Graphic novelists Jeff Lemire, author of Sweet Tooth, and Ray Fawkes, author of The Spectral Engine, will talk about their work and answer questions at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Wednesday, August 13, at the ...

Icon of the event Caitlin Moran
Mon Sep 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join Caitlin Moran, the British bad girl writer and New York Times bestselling author hailed as "the UK's answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one" (Marie Claire), as she talks about her hilari...

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 Steven Pinker
Fri Oct 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Why is so much writing so awful, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do people write badly on purpose, to obfuscate and impress? Have dictionaries abandoned thei...