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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Trash to Toys with Arvind Gupta
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: York Woods

Arvind Gupta is an engineer and toy inventor from India....

Icon of the event Alexandra Shimo
Wed Nov 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Award-winning journalist and co-author of Up Ghost River, Alexandra Shimo, on the third-world conditions of a northern Ontario First Nations reserve and a million dollar hoax all captured in her new book, Invisible North. Q&A...

Icon of the event Denise Donlon
Wed Nov 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

One of Canada's most celebrated and dynamic citizens, Denise Donlon chronicles her impressive and storied career in the TV and music industries, and her smart, funny and inspiring memoir, Fearless As Possible (Under The Circu...

Icon of the event Eric Walters
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Riverdale

Eric will introduce his job as a writer and give a talk to encourage students to become more involved in the writing process through role playing, interaction and the exercise of their creative spirit. Be ready to be inspired...

Icon of the event Evidence for Black Holes in the Universe Speaker: Michael de Robertis
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: York Woods

There is excellent evidence that black holes exist throughout the Universe. Black holes as heavy as the Sun are scattered throughout galaxies like our own, while black holes with masses millions or even billions of times heav...

Icon of the event Elena Ferrante and Naples
Thu Jan 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

In this lecture about Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend tetralogy, also known as her four "Neapolitan Novels," Franco Gallippi examines the character Lila in relation to the two most important legends tied to the foundatio...