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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event To Hell and Back: A Story of Recovery and Redemption
Wed Sep 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

As a young man, Joe Calendino fell in love with the perceived glamour of the Hells Angels, traveling the world as a member of the gang. When Calendino was stripped of his membership, his life spiralled; he soon found himself ...

Icon of the event The Cult of Overwork
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Award-winning journalist Katrina Onstad on the physical, mental and social effects from being overscheduled and overworked, and her new book The Weekend Effect. With Sarah Vermunt, author of Careergasm....

Icon of the event An Evening with James Deahl & Friends
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Parliament Street

Join us for a memorable night of prose and poetry as James Deahl and his friends Judith Pendford, Steve McCabe, and Bernadette Gabay Dyer read from their works....

Icon of the event Bookshout!
Sun Oct 22, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A festival of books and reading for young adults. BookShout! will bring together some of today's most exciting YA authors and artists to talk about their work, their latest projects and meet Toronto's most enthusiastic young ...

Icon of the event From Author to Indie Publisher: Navigating the World of Writing and Selling
Sat Nov 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will share his experiences in publishing, both traditional and through the new available models that by-pass the "gatek...

Icon of the event 2017 Toronto Book Awards
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for the announcement of the winner of the 2017 Toronto Book Awards. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....

Icon of the event IWG: Everything We Want You To Know - NEW TIME
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dissecting identity, appropriation and cultural survival with...

Icon of the event Apples: The End of An Icon
Mon Nov 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning author Helen Humphreys on the intricate link among agriculture, settlement, and human relationships, and her new book,...

Icon of the event #CanLit: A Topsy-Turvy History
Mon Dec 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Acclaimed writer and critic Nick Mount and award-winning journalist Elaine Dewar on Canada's literary awakening, the scandalous dismantle of one of Canada's most prominent publishers, and their new books,...

Icon of the event Orhan Pamuk: The Red-Haired Woman
Fri Oct 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Nobel Prize-winning, Orhan Pamuk, talks about his new novel, a tale of tradition versus modernity, family and romance....