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Icon of the event Great Books - The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, Three Sisters and more
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join University of Toronto professor Julia Zarankin as she discusses adultery, passion and poisonous marriages, Russian-style: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Kreutzer Sonata, Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov Chekhov's Three Sis...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Plum Johnson. They Left Us Everything. A Memoir
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize, Plum Johnson will read from her book, They Left Us Everything, an elegantly written memoir about closing down the family home and all she learnt about family, loss and acceptance during th...

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 The World's 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?...

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 Literature  and the Bible in a Secular Age with Dr. Nella  Cotrupi
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 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 Vincent Lam in conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen
Tue May 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yorkville

Join us as Giller Prize winning author Vincent Lam...

Icon of the event Author Reading - Velvet Haney reads from The Mousehouse Years: A Memoir
Thu May 21, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

Velvet Haney reads from her graphic memoir The Mousehouse Years....

Icon of the event Who is Watching the Watchers?
Thu May 07, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has introduced controversial legislation, called Bill C-51, to arm Canada's spy service, CSIS with more powers. Investigative reporter, Andrew Mitrovica, who has written a book about CSIS, discus...

Icon of the event Meet Author Jacqueline Guest
Wed May 13, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Parkdale

Join award-winning Children and Youth author Jacqueline Guest for an engaging talk about her book The Comic Book War, a 2015 OLA Forest of Reading Red Maple Award Finalist....