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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event  Peak Learning - Degenerate Art with Natalie Ribkoff
Tue Oct 28, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Art Historian Natalie Ribkoff for a slide illustrated lecture focusing on the powerful artworks that disturbed Hitler so profoundly that he banished them from public view. From the acidic street scenes of Ernst Ludwig Ki...

Icon of the event Illustrator visit: Kady MacDonald Denton
Tue Sep 23, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Yorkville

Canadian illustrator Kady MacDonald Denton discusses her new book, A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker.

Icon of the event Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Ottoman Empire
Tue Sep 30, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

"Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Ottoman Empire: Managing...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Claire Cameron reads from The Bear
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Five year old Anna must protect her younger brother from the dangers of the wilderness after a bear attacks her parents on a camping trip. Riveting story of love and courage told through the voice of a five year old.

Icon of the event Author Reading. Alison Pick reads from Between Gods
Thu Nov 27, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

From the Man booker nominated author Alison Pick comes this moving memoir where she recounts her exploration of her faith. As a teenager she discovers that her Pick grandparents were Jewish and that many relatives had died i...

Icon of the event An Evening with the Shortlisted Authors
Wed Oct 08, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yorkville

Come hear this year's finalists read from their work. Q+A, book sale and signing to follow....

Icon of the event Learn to Write Creative Non Fiction
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Parkdale

Join author Donna Kakonge for an engaging workshop and discussion about writing creative non-fiction. Donna has published several works including "How to Talk to Crazy People" and "How to Write Creative Non-Fiction". The work...

Icon of the event Elements of Photography
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

What are the secrets behind how famous photos are created? Using engaging images, Photographer Pamela Williams will examine the use of scale, point of view, and composition, while exploring the use of light, focus, timing an...

Icon of the event Zeppelin Raids on England during World War 1
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

The Zeppelin raids on London and other districts in the U.K. during WW1 caused panic and confusion amongst the general public, the Military High Command and the Government. These giant airships, pioneered by the German Count ...

Icon of the event Great Books: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre
Fri Nov 21, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Immediately recognized as a masterpiece when first published in 1847, Charlotte Bronte?s Jane Eyre is an extraordinary coming-of-age story featuring one of the most independent and strong-willed female protagonists in all of ...