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Icon of the event Gardening on the edge: an illustrated tour
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gardening on the edge: an illustrated tour...

Icon of the event Jonathan Franzen
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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A dark-hued comedy of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event Islamic art of the book - Patronage and Connoisseurship
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Dr. Filiz Çakýr Phillip, Associate Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, will focus on the famous artists in Iran, India, and Central Asia from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the golden age of the art of the bo...

Icon of the event Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The internationally bestselling author of The Secret Daughter, on her new novel The Golden Son....

Icon of the event Patrick de Witt
Mon Oct 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The bestselling author of His Sisters Brothers, on his new novel, Under Major Domo Minor. With Globe & Mail's Jared Bland...

Icon of the event Geraldine Brooks
Fri Oct 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pulitzer Prize winner explores the trials and triumphs of King David in...

Icon of the event Helen Humphreys
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Evening Chorus serenades people brutally marked by war, yet enduring to live ? and relish ? the tiny pleasures of another day. With her trademark prose ? exquisitely limpid ? Humphreys convinces us of the birdlike strengt...

Icon of the event Plotting: Yes, You Can Finish That Novel!
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Starting a novel is easy. It?s the finishing that?s hard! This workshop will not only teach you ways to firm up a sagging middle, you?ll also learn techniques for juggling subplots and secondary characters so you can finally ...

Icon of the event 2015 Toronto Book Awards
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Don't miss a star studded event with the finalists and the announcement of the 2015 winner. Hosted by the CBC's Gill Deacon.

Icon of the event Kevin Newman with son Alex
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Emmy Award-winning network news correspondent and founding anchor of Global National with son Alex on All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That Made Them Better Men. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak...