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Author Talks & Lectures

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...

Icon of the event The Bible, and  Western Literature 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 Maria Coletta McLean. Summers in Supino. Becoming Italian
Tue Feb 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Deer Park

McLean returns to her roots and explores the ecentric, passionate lives of the small community of Supino, south of Rome, a community celebrating the first figs, artichoke and azelea festivals. McLean breathes life into the sm...

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 Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Mount Pleasant

Join library staff for entertaining book talks. Refreshments provided.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Apr 15
Wed May 20
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 does not fit, with the more usual stories of...

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 Anansi the Spider,  Anansi the Survivor - Stories for Everyone
Wed Feb 11, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkdale

Join Phyllis Broom-Walker, storyteller and Keeper of the Anansi Flame, as she tells the story of Anansi the Spider – Survivor not Trickster:...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
S. Walter Stewart

Presentation on local historical subjects by the East York Historical Society. Meetings are free and have a guest speaker. All welcome. Call 416-396-3975 for information.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Mar 31
Tue May 26
Icon of the event Beyond the Beach - Travel in the Caribbean
Thu Feb 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

A photographic tour of the regions (including beaches) highlighting nature, famous musicians, and unusual Caribbean wildlife. Offered by travel writer Diane Slawych, whose stories and photographs have appeared in more than 6...