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Icon of the event Author Talk: David Balzer
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join critic David Balzer, author of "Curationism: How Curating Took Over The Art World And Everything Else," for a trip through art history and around the globe to explore the cult of curation - where it began, how it came to...

Icon of the event Author Talk: Jay Pitter and John Lorinc
Thu Nov 17, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Join "Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity" co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc for a discussio...

Icon of the event The Power of Habits
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Did you know that science tells us that 40-60% of what we do during our waking hours is driven by non-concious automatic behaviors. In this presentation Uri Galimidi, MSc, MBA will discuss the neuro-biology of habits, how the...

Icon of the event The Art of the Short Story: Russell Wangersky and Laura Trunkey
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

A panel discussion with award-winning author Russell Wangersky (Walt, Whirling Away) and writer Laura Trunkey on their new works, The Path of Most Resistance and Double Dutch, and the wonderful world of short stories. In conv...

Icon of the event Sue-Ann Levy
Thu Nov 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Popular Toronto journalist, Sue-Ann Levy - a self-described nice, chubby, Jewish, gay, controversial girl - on her journey through Toronto politics and her humorous and self-deprecating memoir, Underdog. Q&A and book signing ...

Icon of the event How to Get Published
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Eatonville

Join author (and founder of the Mesdames of Mayhem), Madeleine Harris-Callway, as she shares her experience of getting published with a workshop consisting of her own personal triumphs and setbacks, as well as a formal presen...

Icon of the event Uncovering the Mystical World of Dreams
Mon Sep 26, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Dreams are sacred scripts directing us towards greater clarity, purpose and self-awareness. Until a few centuries ago, dreams were highly regarded, but, as shifts occurred towards rational thought and technology the wisdom of...

Icon of the event James Laxer
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Award winning author of over 25 books, James Laxer, on the influence of political leaders Sir John A. Macdonald, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln, in the molding of North American during the fiery 1860s, and his new book S...

Icon of the event Simon Morrison author of Bolshoi Confidential
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

In this enthralling, new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, sensational performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage....

Icon of the event True Crime: Ann Brocklehurst and Jeremy Grimaldi
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Uncovering two of Ontario's most shocking crimes, reporter and private investigator Ann Brocklehurst deliberates on a young Canadian aviation heir in what appears to be thrill-seeking serial kills in Dark Ambition and journal...