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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 Dr. Paul Garfinkel - A Life in Psychiatry: Looking Out, Looking In
Mon Oct 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Paul Garfinkel, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and staff psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), will talk about his book ?A Life in Psychiatry: Looki...

Icon of the event Literary Reading and Book Presentation
Mon Jul 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

"Sharing Spaces Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games: Celebrating the Regional Sports of the Americas". Presentation and readings from a new anthology of writings celebrating the regional sports of the 41 countries participat...

Icon of the event  Bill C-51 and dystopian literature
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Are there links between George Orwell books & anti-terror laws?...

Icon of the event Helen Humphreys
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

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 Wab Kinew
Mon Sep 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

First Nations broadcaster, musician and activist with The Reason You Walk, a novel on his father's legacy, a vision for reconciliation and a new future for Aboriginal peoples....

Icon of the event How We Changed Toronto:  John Sewell
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This is the inside story of activist idealists who set out to change the world -- and did, right in their own backyard. By the mid-1960s Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada's largest and most powerful city. Expres...

Icon of the event Eh List: Will Ferguson
Mon Oct 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize and three time award winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, on his new travel novel, Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey into the Heart of Africa....

Icon of the event Kevin Newman with son Alex
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Emmy Award-winning network news correspondent and founding anchor of Global National with son Alex on All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That Made Them Better Men. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak...

Icon of the event Patrick de Witt
Mon Oct 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of His Sisters Brothers, on his new novel, Under Major Domo Minor. With Globe & Mail's Jared Bland...