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Icon of the event Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield
Tue Mar 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Wars fought over the past quarter century have been a spectacular failure. The overwhelming majority end in military stalemate and are settled at the negotiating table, with the grievances that led to the war still unresolved...

Icon of the event Alanna Mitchell and John Geiger
Thu Dec 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The eh List Author Series presents John Geiger with award-winning, Canadian science journalist Alanna Mitchell. The greatest mystery in all of exploration is the fate of the 1845?1848 Franklin Expedition. Geiger, CEO of the R...

Icon of the event Marlon James
Thu Feb 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The celebrated Jamaican novelist and 2015 Man Booker Prize winner, Marlon James, on A Brief History of Seven Killings, John Crow's Devil and The Book of Night Women. With Toronto International Film Festival?s Artistic Directo...

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY John Irving
Mon Dec 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The beloved author of...

Icon of the event Daniel Clowes
Mon Feb 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Academy Award nominated creator of Eightball, Ghost World and Wilson, Daniel Clowes, on his new graphic novel, Patience. With Canadian cartoonist Seth....

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Thu Jan 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Marilyn Churley, author of Shameless, The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son. Both a personal and political story, Shameless is a powerful memoir about a mother's struggle with loss, love, secrets, a...

Icon of the event Before the 6ix
Wed Feb 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The international success of Toronto hip hop artist Drake has brought global attention to the city?s music scene. However, a long line of Canadian artists and trailblazers have contributed in setting a platform to catapult up...

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

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 David Walliams
Wed Mar 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The English comedian, actor, author and television personality (Little Britain, Britain's Got Talent) on becoming Britain's biggest children?s author to debut this century. With Toronto Star's film critic and movie writer Li...

Icon of the event Elizabeth Strout
Sun Jan 24, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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The Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge on mother-daughter relationships and her new novel, My Name is Lucy Barton. With The Globe and Mail's Sarah Hampson....