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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Allan Levine - Toronto: Biography of a City
Thu Oct 02, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
City Hall

Award-winning biographer and historian Allan Levine delivers a striking biography of a living city. With the same eye for character and anecdote that made Peter Ackroyd’s London and Colin Jones’s Paris so successful, Levine’...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Frances Itani - Tell
Tue Sep 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Northern District

FRANCES ITANI, a Member of the Order of Canada, has received awards and accolades for her novels and for her poetry. In Tell, she brings to life post-war characters and situations which will not soon be forgotten by Canadian ...

Icon of the event Sharon Baltman: Escape From The Bedside
Tue Nov 04, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Join local author Sharon Baltman for a reading from her book Escape from the Bedside - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism - and a discussion about the process of writing i...

Icon of the event 27th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture
Thu Oct 23, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"Marching in Quick Time" with Linda Granfield....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Roy Henry Vickers and Robert 'Lucky' Budd - Cloudwalk
Fri Nov 14, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
City Hall

Roy Henry Vickers is one of Canada's best loved and honoured artists, with works spanning more than 4 decades. Robert 'Lucky' Budd is one of B.C.'s most important keepers of historical voices. Together, they bring to life the...

Icon of the event What Makes a Good Picture Book
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

Illustrator in residence Patricia Storms analyzes what makes a good picture book, discussing rhythm and flow, and showing her own thumbnail sketches and storyboards to demonstrate how a story evolves.

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Frances Itani - Tell
Wed Sep 10, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
City Hall

FRANCES ITANI, a Member of the Order of Canada, has received awards and accolades for her novels and for her poetry. In Tell, she brings to life post-war characters and situations which will not soon be forgotten by Canadian ...

Icon of the event Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Sharon Baltman discusses her book entitled, Escape from the Bedside - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel.

Icon of the event Building a Professional Illustration Portfolio
Thu Oct 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

Illustrator in residence Patricia Storms presents the basics of developing a professional illustration portfolio. Also included are marketing tips, networking advice, an overview of the children’s illustration market, and how...

Icon of the event 8th Annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"The Sanctuary of Story" with Kit Pearson....