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Icon of the event Riverdale Community Arts and Letters Club:  The Art of Creative Writing
Wed Oct 15, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

Want to be a writer? Howard Shrier, award winning mystery writer, teacher, actor, will discuss the Art of Creative Writing. Presentation, readings and book signing.

Icon of the event Riverdale Community Arts and Letters Club:  Mesdames of Mayhem
Wed Nov 19, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

Mesdames of Mayhem will discuss their anthology of short stories and their other mystery writings. Presentation and book signing.

Icon of the event New Music 101 - Music in the Barns, Array Music and Author Martha Baillie
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

New Music 101 explores new directions in contemporary music. Arraymusic and author Martha Baillie demonstrate the complementary nature of musical and literary narratives, performing compositions by Nic Gotham written for Bai...

Icon of the event Great Books: Charles Dickens
Fri Nov 07, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wychwood

Scathing in its indictment of a cruel Victorian society ,Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist shocked readers with its unsentimental depiction of poverty and the criminal underworld of 19th century London. Presented by Dr. Michael J...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Clair Cameron - The Bear, A Novel
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

Claire Cameron's newest, The Bear, is a riveting fictionalization of a real event. Told in the voice of six-year old Anna, the tale unfolds as two children struggle to escape the angry bear who attacked and killed their paren...

Icon of the event Great Books: Jane Austen's
Mon Oct 06, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Jane Austen's most spritely and flirtatious work, this novel immerses readers in its mischievous wordplay and playful misperceptions among would-be lovers. This lecture pulls back the comic veil to reveal the author's cautio...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Charles Foran - Planet Lolita
Thu Sep 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

Novelist, journalist and non fiction writer Charles Foran sets his latest novel amid the turmoil of the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong. There he introduces us to a young bi-racial "half-half" girl as she explores the consequenc...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Frances Itani - Tell
Tue Sep 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Northern District

FRANCES ITANI, a Member of the Order of Canada, has received awards and accolades for her novels and for her poetry. In Tell, she brings to life post-war characters and situations which will not soon be forgotten by Canadian ...

Icon of the event What Makes a Good Picture Book
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

Illustrator in residence Patricia Storms analyzes what makes a good picture book, discussing rhythm and flow, and showing her own thumbnail sketches and storyboards to demonstrate how a story evolves.

Icon of the event Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Local author Peter O'Brien talks about his new book "Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table: Why I studied Latin with my teenager and how I discovered the daughterland".