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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Beth Powning
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Runnymede

A Measure of Light: With Beth Powning's trademark elegance and insight into the hearts and minds of unforgettable women, A Measure of Light brings to life an extraordinary historical figure. Mary Dyer is a seventeenth-century...

Icon of the event Author reading - Ken Newton, Ann Ball, William New: Junction Book
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

The novel, set in West Toronto in 1951, is the tale of three private eyes working on the murder case of the Junction's bookmaker's youngest son. The trio will venture to the shadiest part of Toronto?s Junction,and experience ...

Icon of the event Kevin Donovan
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
City Hall

Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation: It began only as rumours whispered at dinner parties and women warning others about bad dates with a Canadian celebrity. Then a long Facebook post shocked the world: superstar bro...

Icon of the event Don Gillmor
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Runnymede

Don Gillmor's brilliant new novel, Long Change, examines the world of oil through the life and loves of one man; both stories are epic.

Icon of the event Lynn Johnston
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
City Hall

For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston...

Icon of the event Ian Brown
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Runnymede

Sixty: From the author of the award-winning The Boy in the Moon comes a wickedly honest and brutally funny account of the year in which Ian Brown truly realized that the man in the mirror was actually…sixty.

Icon of the event Giles Blunt
Wed Sep 16, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
City Hall

The Hesitation Cut: Master crime novelist Giles Blunt is back with a standalone novel of penetrating psychological suspense. Turning the screw tighter on every page, he delivers an intricately plotted story of jealousy and ob...

Icon of the event Toronto City Hall 50th Anniversary Lecture Series
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
City Hall

This September, come to the Council Chamber of the building itself for this three-part lecture series by noted experts on modern architecture....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 03
Thu Sep 10
Thu Sep 24
Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines: A Journey with Author Jason Ramsay-Brown
Tue Sep 08, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

Author Jason Ramsay? Brown shares his research and experience of over 100 of the ravines that cut through Toronto. His book, Toronto's Ravines: their natural heritage and local history, will interest anyone with a love for th...

Icon of the event An evening with Crime Writers of Canada
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Do love a good crime novel?...