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Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Julian Barnes
Mon May 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Booker Prize winning British author on his new novel The Noise of Time, dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich....

Icon of the event Guy Gavriel Kay
Wed May 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars on his new novel Children of Earth and Sky....

Icon of the event Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Mon Jun 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Inuit activist on The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet. With political analyst and former TVO host Allan Gregg....

Icon of the event Don DeLillo
Thu Jun 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the great American novelists of our time on Zero K, a new novel exploring a secretive, life-restoring medical project....

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Tenth Annual June Callwood Lecture: Open Heart, Open Mind
Wed May 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Olympian Clara Hughes, Bell Canada's national spokesperson for the 'Let's Talk' campaign, and author of Open Heart, Open Mind shares her past struggles with depression and helps to break down the stigma associated with mental...

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Panel Discussion
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A breakout session of the Indigenous Writers' Gathering, Lee Maracle and Joseph Boyden on traditional stories and how we can preserve them and share them in this digital age.

Icon of the event Craig Davidson
Thu May 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The eh List Author Series presents bestselling author Craig Davidson's new book, Precious Cargo: My Year of Driving Kids on the School Bus 3077. Based on the author's year driving a special needs school bus, this memoir is a ...

Icon of the event The Reality and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse
Mon May 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Professor Allan Weiss, York University, author of mainstream/literary, science fiction and fantasy short stories, discusses the phrase 'The Apocalypse'....

Icon of the event Border Theatre and Security Spectacles
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

James Walsh (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) analyzes the cultural meanings and political consequences of reality-based television programs that feature the daily life of government agencies responsible for bor...

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Honouring the Elders
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Joseph Boyden pays tribute to ground breaking Indigenous writers Lee Maracle and Thomas King. Special guests, drummers and pow wow dancers help celebrate the work of these First Nations icons....