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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Li Jun and the Iron Road Book Launch
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Meet Anne Tait, movie producer, writer for stage, screen, and print, broadcaster, casting director and author of the adventure-romance based on the award-winning movie, Iron Road....

Icon of the event Terry Fallis
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
City Hall

The eh List Author Series presents Leacock Prize winner Terry Fallis for a reading and discussion of his latet novel, Poles Apart. Fallis dishes on Eve of Equality, a new feminist blog that becomes a sensation when a wildly p...

Icon of the event Boost Your Willpower, Change Your Life
Wed Dec 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Do you know the boundaries of your comfort zone and why they exist? Do you want to break through these boundaries? Curious about how the latest neuroscience and behavioural science research can explain why we do what we do, a...

Icon of the event North Toronto Historical Local History Evenings
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Northern District

Wednesday, September 30th...

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 28
Wed Nov 25
Icon of the event Plotting: Yes, You Can Finish That Novel!
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Starting a novel is easy. It?s the finishing that?s hard! This workshop will not only teach you ways to firm up a sagging middle, you?ll also learn techniques for juggling subplots and secondary characters so you can finally ...

Icon of the event Europe and Islamic Art
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Artifacts from Islamic lands have fascinated and inspired artists, artisans and their patrons in Europe since the times of Harun al‑Rashid and Charlemagne. Join us for an informative lecture with Karin Ruehrdanz-Univers...

Icon of the event Plum Johnson
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Northern District

The eh List Author Series presents Plum Johnson and her 2015 RBC Taylor Prize winning memoire, They Left Us Everything; a story of a disciplined British father, an exuberant Southern mother, five kids, fifty years' worth of s...

Icon of the event Greg Hollingshead
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents Greg Hollingshead. On the twentieth anniversary of The Roaring Girl, Governor General Literary Award-winning author and Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist presents a riveting new book: Act Nor...

Icon of the event An Evening With Peter Kavanaugh: The Man Who Learned To Walk Three Times
Thu Nov 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Diagnosed with paralytic polio as an infant, Peter Kavanaugh, whose long career with CBC television and radio programs includes The Journal, Morningside, The Sunday Edition and Ideas, will recount his life lessons, triumphs a...

Icon of the event Aging and Immunity
Mon Oct 26, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Barbara Frum

The immune system is a vital component of our body that helps us to fight against infectious diseases such as the common cold. As we get older, this defense mechanism undergoes a number of changes that impairs its ability to ...