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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Subdivided : Building Inclusion into the Global City
Mon Sep 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Can hyper-diversity reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities?...

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Panel Discussion
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A breakout session of the Indigenous Writers' Gathering, Lee Maracle and Joseph Boyden on traditional stories and how we can preserve them and share them in this digital age.

Icon of the event Emma Straub
Mon Jun 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers on Modern Lovers. With Metro News Columnist Sue Carter Flynn....

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Julian Barnes
Mon May 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Booker Prize winning British author on his new novel The Noise of Time, dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich....

Icon of the event Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

When Nora, initially so doll-like and cossetted, discovers that her husband Torvald is utterly inadequate in a crisis and fails her, she leaves him and their traditional life together. When the door slams behind her at the en...

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Workshop
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A breakout session of the Indigenous Writers' Gathering, learn about articulating memories of the land through music, language, and multimedia with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, featuring artist and activist, Susan Blight.

Icon of the event Memory Mapping: A Cree family's Experience of Residential Schools
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Telling the Story of Nikis: A Cree family's experience of Canada's Residential School policy....

Icon of the event CANCELLED: Reggie Leach
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This program has been cancelled....

Icon of the event Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Mon Jun 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Inuit activist on The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet. With political analyst and former TVO host Allan Gregg....

Icon of the event Raising Monarch Butterflies
Sat Jun 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! That's what you'll be able to do if you raise them yourself. In this fun workshop, you'll learn everything you need to know to raise your own monarchs....