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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The Vimy Trap
Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Great War...

Icon of the event Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer
Mon Jun 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Any Other Way describes Oscar Wilde's trip to Toronto; early cruising areas and gay/lesbian bars; queer shared houses; a pioneering collective trans archive project; bath house raids; LBGT-police conflicts; the Queen Street a...

Icon of the event Paul Auster: Birthright & Possibility - RUSH SEATS ONLY
Mon Feb 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the world's most widely recognized names in contemporary fiction discusses his new novel, 4 3 2 1, an...

Icon of the event Feminism and Difficult Women with Roxane Gay (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the author of Bad Feminist comes a new collection of short...

Icon of the event RBC Taylor Prize Awards
Thu Mar 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An evening with the five finalists of the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction. Mark Medley moderates the discussion. In partnership with...

Icon of the event Exit West with Mohsin Hamid
Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mohsin Hamid is the internationally bestselling author of The...

Icon of the event You Can Write!
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning author, Mahtab Narsimhan (The Third Eye, The Tiffin, and Mission Mumbai), shares tips and tools to make your writing shine. Delve into the craft of writing good fiction, your way!...

Icon of the event Historical Gardens of Tuscany
Tue Mar 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Starting in Florence, Donna Fenice takes us on a journey to some of the most beautiful public and private gardens of this endlessly enchanting region, providing insights along the way into the historical forces that inspired ...

Icon of the event Shopping for Change: Consumer Activism and the Possibilities of Purchasing Power
Thu May 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Consuming with a conscience is one of the fastest growing forms of political participation worldwide. Every day we make decisions about how to spend our money and, for the socially conscious, these decisions matter. Political...

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Stephen Marche & Sarah Fulford's Unmade Bed
Wed Mar 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In The Unmade Bed, Marche claims the way we talk about men and women is dated, and the way to face a new reality is together....