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Icon of the event Kaeja d'Dance: Porch View Dances 2015 Community Info Session
Sat Feb 21, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palmerston

Kaeja d'Dance, in partnership with Palmerston Library, welcomes residents and families of Seaton Village (situated between Dupont/Bloor and Bathurst/Christie) to take part in Porch View Dances 2015. Porch View Dances pairs ev...

Icon of the event National Poetry Month Reading Gala
Thu Apr 16, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

Three well-known Toronto poets read from their latest collections: Stevie Howell's [Sharps]; Jeff Latosik's Safely Home Pacific Western; Facilitated by Goose Lane Editions. Book signing to follow reading.

Icon of the event Canadian Journalists and Coverage of the Gaza War
Thu Feb 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

Veteran investigative reporter Andrew Mitrovica explores how the war was covered by Canadian journalists. The good, the bad, the ugly. A Freedom to Read Week event.

Icon of the event Poetry - developing your spoken word skill and style
Sat Apr 18, 2015 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

Join the members of the Ashdale Writers Group and spoken word poet Andrea Thompson with readings followed by a spoken word performance. Weather permitting Andrea will perform on the outdoor patio in the heart of the Gerrard I...

Icon of the event Meet Children's Author Andrew Larsen  -
Thu Apr 23, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Palmerston

Award-winning Canadian children's author Andrew Larsen will present and read from his new picture book "Charlie's Dirt Day" (December, 2014), the sequel to "Bye, Bye, Butterflies" (2012)....

Icon of the event Poetry Night with Lilly Barnes: Journey of a Life Lived in Turbulent Times
Thu Apr 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

Celebrate National Poetry Month with an evening of poetry and music at Palmerston Library Theatre with Canadian poet and author Lilly Barnes who will read from her new book "Journey" (Inanna Publications, 2014). Book signing ...

Icon of the event The Disappearance of Indigenous Women: Whose Issue?
Thu Mar 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spadina Road

Author Lee Maracle (U of T First Nations House) talks about the continuing violence against indigenous women--its origins and history in Canada's settlement--hitting on the apathy of the forces of justice and the resistance o...

Icon of the event Creative Writing Kick-Start
Wed Mar 18, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
York Woods

Eliminate Writers Block! With the fun, real-time writing cues and prompts, explore the ideas hidden within your own experience and imagination. You can leave this workshop with up to a dozen beginnings to new stories....