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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Riverdale Community Arts and Letters Club:  The Art of Creative Writing
Wed Oct 15, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

Want to be a writer? Howard Shrier, award winning mystery writer, teacher, actor, will discuss the Art of Creative Writing. Presentation, readings and book signing.

Icon of the event Riverdale Community Arts and Letters Club:  Mesdames of Mayhem
Wed Nov 19, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

Mesdames of Mayhem will discuss their anthology of short stories and their other mystery writings. Presentation and book signing.

Icon of the event Neighbourhood Votes
Tue Sep 23, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Neighbourhood Centres, a network of non-profit neighbourhood centres across Toronto presents short documentaries about some of Toronto's pressing issues directed by community groups from Scarborough, Etobicoke and the...

Icon of the event Caitlin Moran
Mon Sep 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join Caitlin Moran, the British bad girl writer and New York Times bestselling author hailed as "the UK's answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one" (Marie Claire), as she talks about her hilari...

Icon of the event Steven Pinker
Fri Oct 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Why is so much writing so awful, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do people write badly on purpose, to obfuscate and impress? Have dictionaries abandoned thei...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Linwood Barclay - No Safe House
Tue Sep 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Linwood Barclay, Toronto-based thriller writer and bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed novels, joins us to discuss his gripping new suspense novel,...

Icon of the event The Trouble with Brunch
Fri Oct 03, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Shawn Micallef, TRL's former Writer in Residence, & 3 panelists will discuss his new book "The Trouble with Brunch".

Icon of the event  The Dark Side of the Brain - Understanding Dreaming Sleep
Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. John Peever, a Professor in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology and Director of the Centre for Brain Sciences at the University of Toronto, will discuss how and why we sleep....

Icon of the event The Demands of the Dead: A crime novel by Justin Podur
Fri Oct 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

When police killed his two best friends in a supposedly accidental...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Bruce Cockburn
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

With more than 30 albums and numerous awards to his credit, Canadian music legend Bruce Cockburn opens up to Toronto Star's Peter Howell about his memoir "Rumours of Glory"....