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Icon of the event Flying to Glory: Tribute to the RCAF
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mimico Centennial

Author Sandra Dempsey presents a performance-reading of excerpts from her acclaimed play "Flying to Glory." Flying to Glory follows the journeys of two boyhood pals who enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. Sandra h...

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".

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series:Bob McDonald - Canadian Spacewalkers...
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

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Icon of the event Cathy Marie Buchanan: The Story Behind The Painted Girls
Tue Sep 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mimico Centennial

Cathy Marie Buchanan's The Painted Girls is a #1 National Bestseller in Canada and a New York Times bestseller. The novel has garnered rave reviews and is also an Evergreen-nominated title. The novel is inspired by the real-l...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Claire 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 Roy Henry Vickers and 'Lucky' Budd - Cloudwalker
Sat Nov 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spadina Road

Roy Henry Vickers is one of Canada's best loved and honoured artists, with works spanning more than 4 decades. Robert 'Lucky' Budd is one of B.C.'s most important keepers of historical voices. Together, they bring to life the...

Icon of the event Learn to Write Creative Non Fiction
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Parkdale

Join author Donna Kakonge for an engaging workshop and discussion about writing creative non-fiction. Donna has published several works including "How to Talk to Crazy People" and "How to Write Creative Non-Fiction". The work...

Icon of the event I'm not going back: wartime memoir of a child evacuee
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Kitty was a 10 year old, living in London's Jewish East End during WWII, when she was evacuated to a foster home in the countryside. She sneaked back to be with her mother, refusing to leave her side even as the German bombin...

Icon of the event And what will I do with the rest of my life?
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

This workshop will support you in figuring out what you really want to do with the next part of your life. With the help of visualization, brain-storming, journaling, targeted exercises and the wisdom of elders, you will come...

Icon of the event Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Sharon Baltman discusses her book entitled, Escape from the Bedside - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel.