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Icon of the event Heather O'Neill
Thu Sep 03, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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A collection of beguiling new stories by Giller Prize finalist O?Neill that evokes sorrow, laughter and heartbreak.

Icon of the event Helen Humphreys
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Evening Chorus serenades people brutally marked by war, yet enduring to live ? and relish ? the tiny pleasures of another day. With her trademark prose ? exquisitely limpid ? Humphreys convinces us of the birdlike strengt...

Icon of the event Andre Alexis
Thu Sep 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Fifteen Dogs: André Alexis's contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, charming and strange, Fiftee...

Icon of the event Why we and other living things sleep
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The human brain is the most complex known machine in the universe, yet it shuts itself off from the outside world each and every day, for hours on end. Why? This talk identifies why rest and sleep evolved in living things. T...

Icon of the event  Bill C-51 and dystopian literature
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Are there links between George Orwell books & anti-terror laws?...

Icon of the event Jonathan Franzen
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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A dark-hued comedy of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Mariel Hemingway
Mon Aug 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The famed American actor and author on her memoir,...

Icon of the event Rich Terfry
Mon Aug 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Star CBC Radio host Rich Terfry presents the true story of his alter ego, musician Buck 65, in this rollicking and wonderfully written memoir of growing up poor, talented, baseball-obsessed, music-mad and girl-smitten on the ...

Icon of the event 2015 Toronto Book Awards
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Don't miss a star studded event with the finalists and the announcement of the 2015 winner. Hosted by the CBC's Gill Deacon.