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Icon of the event Écrivain en résidence Gaston Tremblay - Qu'est-ce que l'autofiction?
Sat Oct 03, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Gaston Tremblay, écrivain en résidence, discutera de l'autofiction dans ces quatre romans, Souvenirs de Daniel, Le Nickel strange, Le langage des chiens et Le grand livre. L'auteur termine le « Prélude » du Grand livre en éc...

Icon of the event Écrivain en résidence Gaston Tremblay - Atelier d'écriture
Sat Oct 10, 2015 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Gaston Tremblay animera un atelier d'écriture interactif. Flaubert aurait dit « La Bovary, c'est moi. » Pour demeurer fidèle à lui-même, l'auteur est appel à se déplacer, s'exprimer par les actions et les dialogues de ses p...

Icon of the event  Bill C-51 and dystopian literature
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Are there links between George Orwell books & anti-terror laws?...

Icon of the event Écrivain en résidence - Table ronde sur la littérature franco-ontarienne
Tue Nov 10, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gaston Tremblay animera une table ronde ou il proposera une définition de la littérature du vacuum et une typologie de l'écrivain franco-ontarien. Quatre panélistes, de différentes origines, Marguerite Andersen, Didier Leclai...

Icon of the event The Cutting Edge: Technology- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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No matter how you cut it, technology is woven into the fabric of our lives. We learn with it. We are entertained with it. We study with it. We even socialize through it. We are guided and influenced by it. How do we make...

Icon of the event Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War
Tue Oct 06, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Toronto Public Library presents Children's Rights Advocate Michel Chikwanine as he shares his story and how he and others are working toward ending the use of children in war. With a special introduction by humanitarian Lt. G...

Icon of the event Islamic art of the book - Patronage and Connoisseurship
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Dr. Filiz Çakýr Phillip, Associate Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, will focus on the famous artists in Iran, India, and Central Asia from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the golden age of the art of the bo...

Icon of the event Geraldine Brooks
Fri Oct 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pulitzer Prize winner explores the trials and triumphs of King David in...

Icon of the event Heather O'Neill
Thu Sep 03, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The eh List Author Series presents Giller Prize finalist Heather O'Neil for a reading and discussion on her new book, Daydreams of Angels - a collection of beguiling new stories that evokes sorrow, laughter and heartbreak. Bo...

Icon of the event Kevin Newman with son Alex
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Emmy Award-winning network news correspondent and founding anchor of Global National with son Alex on All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That Made Them Better Men. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak...