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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Meet Peter Vronsky, Writer in Residence, Fall 2017
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers.

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection's 30th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture presents Deborah Ellis, author of the international bestseller The Breadwinner and other books about children from around the world living in difficult circumstan...

Icon of the event Writing Local History: Between Fact and Fiction
Sat Oct 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will explore the perils and vicissitudes of writing about the past and the art and craft of discerning historical fact ...

Icon of the event Picturing Canada: The Changing Face of Children's Book Illustration in Canada
Thu Oct 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection's 11th annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture presents Professor Judith Saltman and Dr. Gail Edwards who will explore change and continuity in the history of Canadian children's publishing.

Icon of the event Toronto Crime as Local History: Writing Historical Crime Books
Thu Nov 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, leads a panel of Canadian authors working in the genre of local historical crime. This workshop will bring together sev...

Icon of the event Seven Fallen Feathers
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of a small northern city that has come to manifest Canada's long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities, and her new bo...

Icon of the event To Hell and Back: A Story of Recovery and Redemption
Wed Sep 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

As a young man, Joe Calendino fell in love with the perceived glamour of the Hells Angels, traveling the world as a member of the gang. When Calendino was stripped of his membership, his life spiralled; he soon found himself ...

Icon of the event Orhan Pamuk: The Red-Haired Woman
Fri Oct 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Nobel Prize-winning, Orhan Pamuk, talks about his new novel, a tale of tradition versus modernity, family and romance....

Icon of the event Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Wed Oct 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Tyler Shipley as he discusses Canada's role in the 2009 coup d?etat in Honduras and his book "Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras."

Icon of the event From Author to Indie Publisher: Navigating the World of Writing and Selling
Sat Nov 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will share his experiences in publishing, both traditional and through the new available models that by-pass the "gatek...