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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Authors in Conversation about their Works
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

NOT WHAT THEY SEEM -- the stories, intrigue and other possibilities that underlie lives, cottages, history, and burlesque!...

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
Wed Aug 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Sarah Liss presents "A Womb with a View: How Margaret Atwood's Uncanny Vision Anticipated Our Current Battles Over Women's Bodies," as part of The TPL Great Books Lecture Series....

Icon of the event Another Genocide: ISIS' Destruction of Iraq's and Syria's Cultural Heritage
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The rise of the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) over the past two years has taken the world by surprise. While reports of horrific human rights violations and systematic persecutions of ethnic and religious minorities commit...

Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Who are the authors behind Toronto's stories of the past, present and future? Join panelists John Lorinc, Senior Editor of Spacing magazine, Arlene Chan, contributor to The Ward, Jael Richardson, founder of the Festival of Li...

Icon of the event Community Energy Planning for a Low Carbon Future
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Community Energy Planning for a Low Carbon Future with Fernando Carou, B.A.Sc, P.Eng., DPA (2017), Acting Manager, Environment & Energy Division, Community Energy Planning & New District Energy Systems, City of Toronto....

Icon of the event City Building: Subdivided co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc in conversation
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

"Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Subdivided co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc in conversation about new approaches to city-building in an urban...

Icon of the event Shameless:The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

Author Marilyn Churley speaks about her personal and political battles to reform adoption disclosure laws and find her son....

Icon of the event 10th Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture - Leonard Marcus
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Renowned historian, critic and curator and consultant in the field of children's literature, Leonard Marcus presents an illustrated lecture on "Great Green Rooms of Our Making: Children's Book Places and Their Transformations...

Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Spacing Magazine's John Lorinc, writer Arlene Chan, Jael Richardson and Toronto Star immigration reporter Nicholas Keung as they discuss documenting Toronto's many cultural identities....

Icon of the event 29th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: David Day
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Celebrated author and critic, David Day presents "Let Us Compare Mythologies", a lecture exploring fantasy literature and imaginary worlds, with a particular focus on J.R.R. Tolkien.