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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Subdivided: City-building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity
Mon Sep 19, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc ask, "How do we build cities where we aren't just living within the same urban space, but living together?"...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Tania Howells
Wed Aug 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Parkdale

Come hear local author Tania Howells read her book Starring Shapes, and join the author and staff for a craft in the library....

Icon of the event Eric Beck Rubin
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Creator and host of the popular podcast, Burning Books, Eric Beck Rubin on his debut novel School of Velocity, a tale of repression and regret, an electric friendship, and the kind of love that lasts a lifetime....

Icon of the event Author Talk: Terry Keenleyside
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join author Terry Keenleyside as his discusses his novel In A Spin, the story of Henry and Joanne, who appear to be an ordinary, happily married couple in a sleepy university town. But are they?

Icon of the event Will we have enough? Resource Scarcity and Sustainability
Thu Sep 01, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Professor Ingrid Bryan, author of "Are We Running Out?", addresses the critical issues of resource scarcity and the sustainability of global resource use. World population will exceed nine billion by 2050. Will there be enoug...

Icon of the event Kate Taylor
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Award winning author Kate Taylor on her third novel, Serial Monogamy, a story that looks at the deeper side of relationships and life with present day Toronto and Victorian England as her backdrop....

Icon of the event The Art of the Short Story
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

A panel discussion with award-winning author Russell Wangersky (Walt, Whirling Away), novelist Nadia Bozak (El Niño), and writer Laura Trunkey on their new works, The Path of Most Resistance, Thirteen Shells, and Double Dutch...

Icon of the event Malaika's Costume Carnival Book Bash
Thu Jul 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Meet local author Nadia L. Hohn as she presents her new book, Malaika's Costume, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher, published by Groundwood Books. Dance to soca and calypso tunes. Make your own Carnival-themed craft. Learn about...

Icon of the event 10th Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture - Leonard Marcus
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Renowned historian, critic and curator and consultant in the field of children's literature, Leonard Marcus presents an illustrated lecture on "Great Green Rooms of Our Making: Children's Book Places and Their Transformations...