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Icon of the event Catherine Leroux: Le mur mitoyen
Thu Jun 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Auteur Catherine Leroux discute les subtilités des relations humaines dans son livre,

Icon of the event Illustrating Children's Books
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Aries Cheung presents an overview of the process of illustrating a children's book from initial ideas to the production of "camera-ready" artwork. Basic art theories and visual psychology will be discussed. Hands-on exercises...

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

Call 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 bac...

Icon of the event Author Anica Miter discusses Starbursts of Consciousness, Starbursts of Life
Tue Feb 28, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Join author Anica Miter as she discusses her book Starbursts of Consciousness, Starbursts of Life: Answers to All Y(our) Existential Questions. IF you are a sincere seeker of truth about existence, you will find this book ope...

Icon of the event Bianca Lakoseljac discusses her novel Stone Woman
Thu Apr 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Bianca Lakoseljac will talk about the inspiration for Stone Woman, her novel that relives Toronto's 1967 "summer of love."...

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 presetigious France-Quebec Prize, Catherine Leroux on the intricacies of human relationships and

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 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 Fun with Physics: A Cartoon Look at the Nature of Reality
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

What would happen to you if you fell into a black hole? Why is Dark Matter so mysterious? These are some questions that will be explored with a visual showcase of cartoons and comics. A presentation by Rina Piccolo....