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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear
Thu May 11, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Robert McCracken Peck, author of The Natural History of Edward Lear (Fall, 2016), speaks on the remarkable life and natural history paintings of beloved children's author Edward Lear. This event is presented by the Osborne Co...

Icon of the event The Comedy Poetry Slam
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Get ready to laugh, poetry fans! Members of the 2017 Toronto Poetry Slam Team will be performing in a two-round poetry competition, known as a "slam", and the funniest poet will be crowned winner! Judges selected randomly fro...

Icon of the event A Cat and Mouse Game with Steven Price
Mon Apr 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Author Steven Price on secrets, betrayals and deceptions, and his 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize nominated novel, By Gaslight. With Cordelia Strube. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow.

Icon of the event Kwentong Bayan Collective
Mon May 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kwentong Bayan Collective will present a talk on how we understand Philippine colonialism through the readings of historical comics during American occupation, the work of Filipino komikeros of past and present and how we use...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Ellen Schwartz, Silver Birch Nominee
Thu May 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Highland Creek

Thanks to the National Public Reading Program, Ellen Schwartz will be talking about her book "Heart of a Champion". This is a powerful coming of age story. Kenji dreams of becoming an Asahi Baseball player like his older brot...

Icon of the event Lyman Tower Sargent at the Merril Collection
Thu Apr 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Professor Lyman Tower Sargent will talk about his research into fictional literary worlds where everything went right (utopian) and worlds where everything went wrong (dystopian). What issues did the authors hope to address? ...

Icon of the event The Power of Names: Author Talk
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Wychwood

Author Dr. Mavis Himes discusses her new book "The Power of Names: Uncovering the Mystery of What We Are Called" .She describes how personal names and family names shape our lives as well as the derivation and historical impo...

Icon of the event Canadian Authors Panel in Honour of Canada's 150th Birthday
Thu May 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Wychwood

Enjoy the discussion of a panel of authors of Fiction and Non-Fiction. The panel consists of Linda Silver Dranoff, Charlotte Fielden, researcher Lois Secord Steen & Sharon Marcus. Books will be available for signing....