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Author Talks & Lectures

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 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 Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Spacing Magazine's John Lorinc, writer Arlene Chan, Jael Richardson and Toronto Star immigration reporter Nicholas Keung as they discuss documenting Toronto's many cultural identities....

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. Q&A and book ...

Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Who are the authors behind Toronto's stories of the past, present and future? Join panelists John Lorinc, Senior Editor of Spacing magazine, Arlene Chan, contributor to The Ward, Jael Richardson, founder of the Festival of Li...

Icon of the event Simon Morrison author of Bolshoi Confidential
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

In this enthralling, new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, sensational performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage....

Icon of the event True Crime: Ann Brocklehurst and Jeremy Grimaldi
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Uncovering two of Ontario's most shocking crimes, reporter and private investigator Ann Brocklehurst deliberates on a young Canadian aviation heir in what appears to be thrill-seeking serial kills in Dark Ambition and journal...

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 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 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 Transformation...