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Icon of the event In Conversation: Terry Fallis and Linda Granfield
Wed Mar 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Two award-winning authors discuss their research and writing process and how they have each found inspiration in the Toronto Public Library's Special Collections....

Icon of the event New Date: Meet Brian Brett, Poet in Residence
Thu Feb 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Brian Brett will be discussing his own work, and his plans for the next few months, as he takes his place as the Toronto Reference Library's Spring Poet in Residence....

Icon of the event Douglas Gibson: Across Canada By Story
Thu May 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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After more than 40 years in Canadian publishing, Douglas Gibson wrote his first book, Stories About Storytellers, and turned it into a one-man stage show about his experiences with Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacL...

Icon of the event The Reality and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse
Mon May 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join Professor Allan Weiss, York University, author of mainstream/literary, science fiction and fantasy short stories, for a discussion on the meaning of the phrase The Apocalypse....

Icon of the event Elizabeth Muir: Canadian Women In The Sky
Thu Apr 28, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join author Elizabeth Muir as she discusses her book Canadian Women In The Sky: 100 Years Of Flight, which tells the story of how Canadian women broke through the sky blue ceiling, first as passengers on planes, then as stewa...

Icon of the event Michael Crummey and Steven Heighton
Thu Apr 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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In celebration of National Poetry Month, The eh List Author Series presents award-winning poet Michael Crummey and best-selling author Steven Heighton as they read from their new works and reminisce on the last 20 years of Ca...

Icon of the event PEN Canada presents Embattled Truths: Reporting on Gaza - ATRIUM
Wed Feb 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Searching for truth within the fog of war is particularly consequential in dispatches from Israel's occupied territories. Depending on where we get our news, Gaza is either a terrorist haven and a legitimate military target,...

Icon of the event Craig Davidson
Thu May 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The eh List Author Series presents bestselling author Craig Davidson?s new book, Precious Cargo: My Year of Driving Kids on the School Bus 3077. Based on the author?s year driving a special needs school bus, this memoir is a ...

Icon of the event Star Talks: 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 Donna Leon
Tue Apr 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The international best-selling author of the Commissario Guido Brunetti series, celebrating its 25th silver anniversary installment with...