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Icon of the event Poetry - developing your spoken word skill and style
Sat Apr 18, 2015 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

Join the members of the Ashdale Writers Group and spoken word poet Andrea Thompson with readings followed by a spoken word performance. Weather permitting Andrea will perform on the outdoor patio in the heart of the Gerrard I...

Icon of the event Chagall with Professor Elizabeth Legge.U of T. Chair. Fine Art
Fri Mar 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Marc Chagall, an ever popular artist, has tended to be sidelined in the art history of the twentieth century. This talk explores Chagall's peculiar gifts and the ways that fits or do not fit, with the more usual stories of mo...

Icon of the event Great Books: Rohinton Mistry  A fine balance
Tue Jun 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

The Great Books Lecture Series features a lecture followed by a question and answer period on Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance.

Icon of the event Andrea Charise on Literature and Ageism.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

In this talk Andrea Charise,winner of the Polanyi Prize for literature, assistant professor of Health, U of T, explores how the invention of population at the end of the eighteenth century helped fashion an ?aging population?...

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Deer Park

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pier...

Icon of the event Literature  and the Bible in a Secular Age. With Dr.  Cotrupi
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Deer Park

Many of the masterpieces of western literature (and of western music and art) owe a direct debt to the Bible. How is the relationship between the Bible and western literature and culture unfolding in an increasingly secular e...

Icon of the event Peak Learning. The Basilica of  San Francesco d'Assisi. Dawn Cunningham
Tue May 26, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi was an artistic hub during the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. During this hour, we will take a visual tour of some of its unique wall paintings and examine their signifi...

Icon of the event World Great Cities. Florence with professor Nicholas Terpstra
Tue May 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

What -- and who -- made Florence the wonderful cultural magnet that draws in those who are looking for creativity, beauty, and imagination? We will explore how Florence became an art centre by focussing on three individuals:...

Icon of the event International Women's Day. Mark Kelley.CBC. Made in Bangladesh
Tue Mar 31, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

International Women?s Day....

Icon of the event  Forbidden Fruit: A Brief History of Literary Censorship
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Since the days of Socrates people have tried to silence the thoughts of authors by challenging, censoring, and banning their works. Pearce Carefoote of U of T's Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library offers a brief historical overv...