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Author Talks & Lectures

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 Author Visit:  Mireille Messier
Wed Dec 07, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Join Franco-Ontarian author Mireille Messier as she talks about her writing and publications. Mireille has published over a dozen children's books, several articles for youth magazines and has collaborated in the production ...

Icon of the event Sharing Stories, Transforming Lives
Wed Nov 30, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Join us for an engaging conversation with Nadine Ibrahim as she shares her journey: born in Egypt, raised in Kuwait and educated in Canada, which she now calls home. Nadine is a contributor to Dana Ben Halim's book, The Arab ...

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 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 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 Crime Writers of Canada Author Panel
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Eatonville

Crime Writers of Canada authors cast light on a variety of past criminals and cases, as well as discussing their work....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 15
Tue Nov 29
Icon of the event Author Talk: Jay Pitter and John Lorinc
Thu Nov 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 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 Meet the Author: Rosemary Aubert
Tue Oct 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Join us for an inspiring talk on the creative process of writing mystery novels by award winning author, Rosemary Aubert. Aubert will talk about how she develops an idea, researches a novel and transforms a story into a novel...

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...