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Icon of the event Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen and Britten.
Fri Nov 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Linda Hutcheon, U of T, Comparative Literature and her husband Michael Hutcheon, doctor and author as they discuss their new book Four Last Songs detailing the creative obstacles faced by artists as they age. They look...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Mies van der Rohe with Marta O'Brien
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. His "skin...

Icon of the event Lost Girls . Sex and Death in Renaissance Florence. Nicholas Terpstra.
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Nicholas Terpstra is a professor of history at the University of Toronto author of Lost Girls...

Icon of the event How to get published workshop
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Agincourt

Come find out what it takes to get published! Writer, M.H. Callway, will share her knowledge and experience in her inspiring journey to traditional publication. Her thriller, Windigo Fire (Seraphim Editions), received great r...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Christopher Wren with Marta O'Brien
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Sir Christopher Michael Wren, acclaimed English architect, rebuilder of 52 churches after...

Icon of the event Author Reading. The Prison Book Club. Ann Walmsley
Thu Oct 29, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

After Ann Walmsley was violently mugged near her house in England, she was unable to walk alone down the street and it shook her belief in the fundamental goodness of people. Back in Canada a few years later, she confronted h...

Icon of the event An Evening with Peter Kavanagh:
Wed Sep 30, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Diagnosed with paralytic polio as an infant, Peter Kavanagh, whose long career with CBC television and radio programs includes "The Journal," "Morningside," "The Sunday Edition" and "Ideas," will recount life lessons and triu...

Icon of the event Peter the Great and the Building of St. Petersburg. Carolyn Harris
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Czar Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725) wanted to open up Russia to the rest of Europe. He ordered the building of a new capital on the Baltic Sea that was unlike any other Russian city. St. Petersburg would be Peter the Great's ...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Frank Lloyd Wright with Marta O'Brien
Fri Nov 06, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright,architect of "Organic Architecture", structures built in harmony with...

Icon of the event Wenceslaus Hollar  Printmaker (1607-77)  with Dr. Anne Thackray
Thu Sep 17, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

One of Toronto's lesser-known art treasures is the collection of prints by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77), a great European print artist, at the University of Toronto's Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Dr. Anne Thackray will in...