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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event In Conversation with...Felicia Carmelly
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Romanian Holocaust survivor Felicia Carmelly will tell her story of survival....

Icon of the event Sue-Ann Levy
Thu Nov 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Popular Toronto journalist, Sue-Ann Levy - a self-described nice, chubby, Jewish, gay, controversial girl - on her journey through Toronto politics and her humorous and self-deprecating memoir, Underdog. Q&A and book signing ...

Icon of the event 29th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: David Day
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Celebrated author and critic, David Day presents "Let Us Compare Mythologies", a lecture exploring fantasy literature and imaginary worlds, with a particular focus on J.R.R. Tolkien.

Icon of the event Zoe Whittall
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Acclaimed author and story editor of the TV shows Degrassi and Schitt's Creek, Zoe Whittall explores issues of loyalty, truth and happiness in her new novel, The Best Kind of People. In conversation with Toronto Star's Deb Du...

Icon of the event Photographing Toronto's Architectural Changes
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Acclaimed photographer Peter MacCallum discusses how Toronto's first official photographer, Arthur Goss, documented the city's rapid development between 1911 and 1940, and presents his own recent projects on Yonge Street, Mas...

Icon of the event Before the Market: Early Kensington Families
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join local historian Mary Williamson for an illustrated presentation on her ancestors, The Johnstones and the Peterkins, who settled in the Kensington Market area during the 19th Century....

Icon of the event Hope Nicholson and The Geek Girls
Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Hope Nicholson and contributing artists and writers, Meghan Carter, Adrienne Kress and Jess Oliver Proulx, on The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. An exciting anthology of love, dating, and sex in comic and prose, this project rai...

Icon of the event Authors in Conversation about their Works
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

NOT WHAT THEY SEEM -- the stories, intrigue and other possibilities that underlie lives, cottages, history, and burlesque!...

Icon of the event Reclaiming your Privacy in a Digital Age
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

In the age of Big Data and constant connectedness, it's easy to feel like privacy is a relic of the pre-digital age. But what about those of us who are uneasy about sacrificing this basic human right for the convenience of ne...

Icon of the event Wallace Edwards Book Launch - What is Peace?
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

What does peace mean to you? This beautiful book will get you and your family talking about it....