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Icon of the event Live a Debt-Free Lifestyle - Strategies for the Average Canadian
Thu Nov 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

If you are living on an average Canadian income, how can you afford to buy a home and start saving for retirement especially in a city that has one of the most expensive real estate in the country?...

Icon of the event Landing that Dream Deal: a Writer's How-To (ATRIUM)
Fri Nov 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

To commemorate 150 years of US/Canada relations, three literary and publishing insiders, a publisher, agent and a writer and festival organizer, talk about recent developments in the US and Canadian markets for getting your w...

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...

Icon of the event Toronto Crime as Local History: Writing Historical Crime Books
Thu Nov 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, leads a panel of Canadian authors (Nate Hendley, Robert J. Hoshowsky, and Lee Mellor) working in the genre of local (To...

Icon of the event Meet Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence, Spring 2018
Mon Feb 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers. Free. No registration requi...

Icon of the event Bitcoin Solutions: the Key Ideas of Blockchain Digital Currencies
Wed Dec 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Are digital currencies legit, or just wish fulfillment for computer nerds and conspiracy lovers? Can we trust them? Will they change the way we all 'do business' both online and in the real world?...

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: The Interview with Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence
Thu Mar 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library Writer in Residence Ayelet Tsabari discusses the writer?s life and craft. Ayelet?s debut story collection The Best Place on Earth, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wal...

Icon of the event From Author to Indie Publisher: Navigating the World of Writing and Selling
Sat Nov 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will share his experiences in publishing, both traditional and through the new available models that by-pass the "gatek...

Icon of the event Of Birds and Beetles
Tue Nov 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Two books, two animals, two authors and one conversation on the meaning of life, and sustaining life. Featuring Kyo Maclear,...

Icon of the event Getting Published in Literary Magazines
Thu Mar 08, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will lead a panel discussion of editors from literary magazines, as well as share insights gained fro...