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Icon of the event The CanLit Boom of the 1960's
Tue Jun 06, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

It was a literary explosion unlike anything the country had ever experienced. The so-called CanLit Boom included writers like Margaret Atwood, Marie-Claire Blais, Leonard Cohen, Alice Munro and Mordecai Richler. Nick Mount pr...

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood & Angel Catbird: Saving Birds, Saving Cats - ATRIUM
Wed Feb 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Margaret Atwood and Johnnie Christmas present volume 2 in the graphic novel series, Angel Catbird, published in association with conservation charity Nature Canada's Keep Cats Safe and Save Birds Lives initiative....

Icon of the event Big, Bold and Loud: The Sex Worker in Adele Wiseman's Crackpot
Thu May 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hoda is one of Canada's most original creations: an oversized Jewish prostitute who serves the boys and men of North End Winnipeg. Shunned at first, she is eventually welcomed into the heart of her community - a familiar and...

Icon of the event Elan Mastai: The World We Were Supposed to Have
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Screenwriter of The F Word (2013, starring Daniel Radcliffe), Elan Mastai's first novel, All Our Wrong Todays, the subject of a publisher bidding war, talks about his vision for the future....

Icon of the event Paul Auster: Birthright & Possibility - RUSH SEATS ONLY
Mon Feb 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the world's most widely recognized names in contemporary fiction discusses his new novel, 4 3 2 1, an...

Icon of the event Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer
Mon Jun 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Any Other Way describes Oscar Wilde's trip to Toronto; early cruising areas and gay/lesbian bars; queer shared houses; a pioneering collective trans archive project; bath house raids; LBGT-police conflicts; the Queen Street a...

Icon of the event Seven Good Years with Etgar Keret
Sun Mar 12, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of Israel's most successful and popular writers, Keret discusses The Seven Good Years, his brilliant, life-affirming memoir. Presented in partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts....

Icon of the event Author Visit:  Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang
Wed Apr 26, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Celebrate National Poetry Month with author and poet Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang....

Icon of the event How to Develop Lively Characters
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Want to find ways to improve your story and character development? Join author Mahak Jain for an interactive workshop that uses animals and drawings to create characters that are full of life....

Icon of the event RBC Taylor Prize Awards
Thu Mar 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An evening with the five finalists of the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction. Mark Medley moderates the discussion. In partnership with...