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Icon of the event Who Would Do That? Lecture and Book Reading
Thu May 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Come meet fellow book lovers and join author Bette Logan, in her lecture about women who write, visit, and even marry infamous serial killers such as Paul Bernardo and Ted Bundy. Author Bette Logan speaks first hand about her...

Icon of the event Billie Livingston
Wed Mar 30, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents acclaimed novelist Billie Livingston. Simmering with dark humor and piercing insights, her new novel, The Crooked Heart of Mercy, is a startling reminder that redemption can be found in the ...

Icon of the event Lactivism with Courtney Jung
Thu Apr 28, 2016 | 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Barbara Frum

Breastfeeding has become a moral imperative for new mothers. But are women being sold a bill of goods about the merits of the practice? University of Toronto professor Courtney Jung offers a critique of how breastfeeding ...

Icon of the event The Germ Files
Thu Feb 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Jason Tetro is here again to advise us and amaze us about germs. Some items are purely fun, some are there to boggle the mind, some might just save your life. All are designed to improve our relations with germs for the benef...

Icon of the event Renate Krakauer:
Tue May 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Renate Krakauer's new book "Only By Blood"is a novel of the search for roots, mother-daughter love, and family reconciliation. It depicts the fraught relationship of Poles and Jews during and after the 2nd WW and how some or...

Icon of the event Author reading - John Sewell: How We Changed Toronto
Mon Mar 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

"How We Changed Toronto" chronicles the 12-year transformation of civic life in the city from 1969 to 1980. Sewell describes the conflict-filled decade when Toronto developed a new approach to city government, civic engagemen...

Icon of the event Nazneen Sheikh
Tue May 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents journalist and author Nazneen Sheikh. A riveting and timely story of art, war, greed, and spirituality, her novel, The Place of Shining Light, takes readers on a wild journey from the valley...

Icon of the event Elizabeth Muir: Canadian Women in the Sky
Wed Mar 09, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

Hear stories of how Canadian women broke through the sky-blue ceiling, first as passengers on planes, then as stewardesses and pilots, and finally as astronauts....

Icon of the event Monia Mazigh
Tue Mar 08, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

In celebration of International Women's Day, The eh List Author Series presents political activist and author Monia Mazigh in conversation with CBC's Piya Chattopadhyay. Discussing her novel Mirrors and Mirages, a story of in...

Icon of the event Lactivism with Courtney Jung
Mon Apr 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

Breastfeeding has become a moral imperative for new mothers. But are women being sold a bill of goods about the merits of the practice? University of Toronto professor Courtney Jung offers a critique of how breastfeeding ...