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Icon of the event Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The internationally bestselling author of The Secret Daughter, on her new novel The Golden Son....

Icon of the event Islamic art of the book - Patronage and Connoisseurship
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Dr. Filiz Çakýr Phillip, Associate Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, will focus on the famous artists in Iran, India, and Central Asia from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the golden age of the art of the bo...

Icon of the event Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture: George Walker
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"Illustrating Alice: Celebrating 150 Years of Artists Who Have Brought Carroll's Story to Life"...

Icon of the event Heather O'Neill
Thu Sep 03, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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A collection of beguiling new stories by Giller Prize finalist O?Neill that evokes sorrow, laughter and heartbreak.

Icon of the event Helen Humphreys
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Evening Chorus serenades people brutally marked by war, yet enduring to live ? and relish ? the tiny pleasures of another day. With her trademark prose ? exquisitely limpid ? Humphreys convinces us of the birdlike strengt...

Icon of the event Gardening on the edge: an illustrated tour
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gardening on the edge: an illustrated tour...

Icon of the event The Art of Story Writing with Eric Murphy
Tue Jul 14, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parliament Street

Join author Eric Murphy in an exciting writing workshop as he explores the differences between plot and story, the three act structure, character development, the importance of "show don't tell", how to write a great opening,...

Icon of the event Peter the Great and the Building of St. Petersburg
Tue Oct 13, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Czar Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725) wanted to open up Russia to the rest of Europe. He ordered the building of a new capital on the Baltic Sea that was unlike any other Russian city. St. Petersburg would be Peter the Great's ...

Icon of the event Geraldine Brooks
Fri Oct 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pulitzer Prize winner explores the trials and triumphs of King David in...