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Icon of the event Gabrielle Hamilton
Mon Jan 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The celebrated chef and author, Gabrielle Hamilton, joins author and journalist Ian Brown to discuss her award-winning memoir Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef and cookbook, Prune....

Icon of the event RBC Taylor Prize - Atrium
Thu Mar 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Toronto Public Library and Harbourfront Centre's International Festival of Authors present an evening with the five finalists of the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction....

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 Author Visit:  Mireille Messier
Thu Dec 10, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join franco-ontarienne author Mireille Messier as she talks about her writing and publications. Mireille is an author, freelance writer, and voice-over artist. She has published over a dozen children's books, several articles...

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....

Icon of the event Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of: Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of Flight
Mon Dec 14, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Hear stories of how Canadian women broke through the sky-blue ceiling, first as passengers on planes, then as pilots and stewardesses, and finally as astronauts....

Icon of the event Whick Book Will Canada Read in 2016?
Tue Mar 08, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One book will join past winners like Lawrence Hill's blockbuster The Book of Negroes and Terry Fallis's perennial favourite, Best Laid Plans after the votes are cast....

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....

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 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...