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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear
Thu May 11, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Robert McCracken Peck, author of The Natural History of Edward Lear (Fall, 2016), speaks on the remarkable life and natural history paintings of beloved children's author Edward Lear. This event is presented by the Osborne Co...

Icon of the event Lyman Tower Sargent at the Merril Collection
Thu Apr 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Professor Lyman Tower Sargent will talk about his research into fictional literary worlds where everything went right (utopian) and worlds where everything went wrong (dystopian). What issues did the authors hope to address? ...

Icon of the event Kwentong Bayan Collective
Mon May 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kwentong Bayan Collective will present a talk on how we understand Philippine colonialism through the readings of historical comics during American occupation, the work of Filipino komikeros of past and present and how we use...

Icon of the event The Mesdames of Mayhem
Thu May 18, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

The Mesdames of Mayhem are dedicated Crime Writers who share one deadly mission: to thrill readers with our passion for Crime Fiction. Join 3 Canadian authors as they discuss mystery and crime novels in celebration of Canada ...

Icon of the event The Comedy Poetry Slam
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Get ready to laugh, poetry fans! Members of the 2017 Toronto Poetry Slam Team will be performing in a two-round poetry competition, known as a "slam", and the funniest poet will be crowned winner! Judges selected randomly fro...

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 A Cat and Mouse Game with Steven Price
Mon Apr 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Author Steven Price on secrets, betrayals and deceptions, and his 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize nominated novel, By Gaslight. With Cordelia Strube. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow.

Icon of the event Love Your Body, Embrace Your Life
Wed May 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

Susan Sommers will be discussing her book, Love Your Body, Embrace Your Life. Susan is one of Canada's best-known authors and was featured at a celebration for International Women's Day in Jaipur, India, in March 2015. Her qu...

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Mon May 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Richview

This talk will look at some of Leonard Cohen's songs, poems, and especially his novel Beautiful Losers and address the mystical vision underlying these works. For Cohen, loss was not just a measure of defeat, but a chance to ...