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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 Billie Livingston
Wed Mar 30, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The eh List Author Series presents acclaimed novelist Billie Livingston. Simmering with dark humor and piercing insights, her new novel, The Crooked Heart of Mercy, is a startling reminder that redemption can be found in the ...

Icon of the event The Germ Files
Thu Feb 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jason Tetro is here again to advise us and amaze us about germs. Some items are purely fun, some are there to boggle the mind, some might just save your life. All are designed to improve our relations with germs for the benef...

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 Spur Festival: Our New Tribalism
Thu Apr 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The 21st century has brought unprecedented change when it comes to personal freedoms. Many greet this fluidity with open arms. Others cling to the tribes they most identify with. What does this mean for our communities here i...

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Muriel Barbery
Tue Feb 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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From Paris, the internationally bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery, on her new novel The Life of Elves. In conversation with CBC Radio's Eleanor Wachtel....

Icon of the event Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield
Tue Mar 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ernie Regehr, famed peace activist and co-founder of Project Ploughshares, argues in his book "Disarming Conflict" that force cannot simply override or transcend the social, political, and economic realities of conflict....

Icon of the event Bill C-51: What does it mean for you and Canada?
Fri Feb 19, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Veteran investigative reporter, Andrew Mitrovica, discusses Canada's controversial so-called "anti-terror" legislation, Bill C-51....

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 Author reading - John Sewell: How We Changed Toronto
Mon Mar 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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"How We Changed Toronto" chronicles the 12-year transformation of civic life in the city from 1969 to 1980. Sewell describes the conflict-filled decade when Toronto developed a new approach to city government, civic engagemen...