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Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Wed May 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time- a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution. New ideas about the human body, the earth, and the universe were transforming western thought- and yet...

Icon of the event Calls Across the Pacific- An Author Talk with Zoë S. Roy
Wed May 31, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

"Calls Across the Pacific" tells the story of a Nina Huang. Amid the Chinese Cultural Revolution, she says goodbye to her boyfriend and sneaks across the bay to Hong Kong. Years later, as a journalist in Canada, Nina travels ...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Ellen Schwartz, Silver Birch Nominee
Thu May 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Highland Creek

Thanks to the National Public Reading Program, Ellen Schwartz will be talking about her book "Heart of a Champion". This is a powerful coming of age story. Kenji dreams of becoming an Asahi Baseball player like his older brot...

Icon of the event Wigford Rememberies
Wed May 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Beaches

Local author and singer-songwriter Kyp Harness reads from his new novel Wigford Rememberies, followed by a question and answer session and the opportunity to purchase a copy of his book, if desired. Drop-in. No Registration n...

Icon of the event Meet author: Arthur Slade
Wed May 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Arthur Slade's audio/visual presentations are a mixture of music, video, images and creativity and, most importantly, content: where do ideas come from? How is a book created? How does one become an author?...

Icon of the event Beyond Bankers: Resisting the New Feudalism
Thu May 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Beaches

Local author Joyce Nelson reads from her new book, Beyond Bankers: Resisting the New Feudalism, followed by a question & answer session and the opportunity to purchase a copy of her book, if desired. Drop-in. No registration ...

Icon of the event Catherine Leroux: The Party Wall
Wed Jun 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Nominated for Scotiabank Giller and winner of the prestigious France-Quebec Prize, Catherine Leroux on the intricacies of human relationships and

Icon of the event On Migrants and Belonging:  Author Maria Lynch
Tue May 16, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Malvern

Join local Toronto author, Maria Lynch, for an informative talk about her book "Beneath the African Sun." More than a history, it is a migrant's story about family, home, social justice, and what it means to truly belong some...

Icon of the event How to Survive Your Death (An Autobiography Written Posthumously)
Wed Jun 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Beaches

Local author Peter Fulton reads from and discusses his Amazon eBook-based novel How to Survive Your Death (An Autobiography Written Posthumously). The question & answer session will be moderated by fellow author Elan Mastai. ...

Icon of the event Meet the Mesdames of Mayhem
Tue May 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Beaches

They write mysteries because they love 'em....