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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Giles Blunt
Wed Sep 16, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
City Hall

The Hesitation Cut: Master crime novelist Giles Blunt is back with a standalone novel of penetrating psychological suspense. Turning the screw tighter on every page, he delivers an intricately plotted story of jealousy and ob...

Icon of the event Kevin Donovan
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
City Hall

Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation: It began only as rumours whispered at dinner parties and women warning others about bad dates with a Canadian celebrity. Then a long Facebook post shocked the world: superstar bro...

Icon of the event Tween Thursdays: Catherine Rondina
Thu Aug 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Author Catherine Rondina will discuss her new book about Food and Poetry from around the World with interactive activities to follow! Ages 8-18. Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. Registrations starts Tuesd...

Icon of the event Elizabeth Hay
Wed Nov 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

His Whole Life: From the #1 nationally bestselling, Giller Prize-winning author of Late Nights on Air and Alone in the Classroom, comes an irresistible new novel that has everything we would hope for from this celebrated auth...

Icon of the event Lynn Johnston
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
City Hall

For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston...

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests
Sat Sep 19, 2015 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humberwood

Jason Ramsay Brown has explored and photographed Toronto's ravines for more than half his life. Join the author of Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests for a visual presentation that will reveal some of the city's hidden ecolo...

Icon of the event Beth Powning
Thu Oct 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beaches

A Measure of Light: With Beth Powning's trademark elegance and insight into the hearts and minds of unforgettable women, A Measure of Light brings to life an extraordinary historical figure. Mary Dyer is a seventeenth-century...

Icon of the event Kate Cayley
Wed Nov 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beaches

How You Were Born is a collection of stories by 2015 Trillium Award Winner, Kate Cayley, that investigates the bizarre, the tragi-comic and the unbelievable elements that run through human lives.

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

Poles Apart: Overnight, Eve of Equality, a new feminist blog, becomes a sensation when a wildly popular TV talk show host stumbles upon it, tweets about it, and promotes it on her show. The blog is smart, thoughtful, funny, a...

Icon of the event Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: Celia Barker Lottridge
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Every writer gets asked the classic question, "Where do you get your stories?" Children's author and storyteller, Celia Barker Lottridge reveals her unique family history as the inspiration behind many of her award-winning bo...