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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Catherine Leroux: Le mur mitoyen
Thu Jun 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Auteur Catherine Leroux discute les subtilités des relations humaines dans son livre,

Icon of the event Bianca Lakoseljac discusses her novel Stone Woman
Thu Apr 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Bianca Lakoseljac will talk about the inspiration for Stone Woman, her novel that relives Toronto's 1967 "summer of love."...

Icon of the event Jerusalem with Professor Andrew Knight Messenger
Tue Apr 25, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

This lecture will serve as an introduction to the significance of the city of Jerusalem for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Professor Knight-Messenger, St. Mikes, U of T will discuss the religious and historical significance...

Icon of the event Meet author: Arthur Slade
Wed May 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Arthur Slade's audio/visual presentations are a mixture of music, video, images and creativity and, most importantly, content: where do ideas come from? How is a book created? How does one become an author?...

Icon of the event Meet author Joy Kogawa
Tue May 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

One of Canada's most cherished literary treasures, Joy Kogawa reads from her new book Gently to Nagasaki....

Icon of the event Pasha Malla: Fugue States
Tue May 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

From the award-winning author of The Withdrawal Method, Pasha Malla's latest novel,...

Icon of the event Canada 150 - 10 Canonical Buildings in Canada with Prof. George Baird
Tue Jun 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

I will discuss the ten most canonical buildings in the country, from coast to coast, and from the early 19th century to the 1970's....

Icon of the event Life & Love in Capitalist China
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Acclaimed Chinese-Canadian writer Xue YiWei on his first English book, Shenzheners, inspired by the small market town located north of Hong Kong where a special economic zoning project introduced capitalism to communist China...

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Tue Jun 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

In depicting Moses Sweetland and his labours to resist the government-sponsored relocation of his community from the tiny island off the coast of Newfoundland with which he shares his name, Crummey investigates not only the s...

Icon of the event Edward  Hopper's Nighthawks with Professor Dennis Duffy
Tue May 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

A favourite with Deer Park audiences, DENNIS DUFFY discusses the way in which Nighthawks, the celebrated 1942 painting by Edward Hopper (1882-1967) embodies a host of assumptions about the relationship between art and societ...