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Icon of the event Deathbed dimes
Mon Jan 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

"Deathbed dimes" exposes the reality that if you can outlive your relatives, friends and sometimes even strangers, your odds of hitting the inheritance jackpot are better than playing the lottery....

Icon of the event Author Visit with Sharon Baltman:
Tue Nov 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Palmerston

Sharon Baltman discusses her new book "Escape from the Bedside" (2013) - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel...

Icon of the event Riverdale Community Arts and Letters Club:  Mesdames of Mayhem
Wed Nov 19, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

Mesdames of Mayhem will discuss their anthology of short stories and their other mystery writings. Presentation and book signing.

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Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

Is there a disconnect between those who experience war both at the front and the home front, and later generations that write novels or make films about war?...

Icon of the event I'm not going back: wartime memoir of a child evacuee
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Kitty was a 10 year old, living in London's Jewish East End during WWII, when she was evacuated to a foster home in the countryside. She sneaked back to be with her mother, refusing to leave her side even as the German bombin...

Icon of the event Great Books: Charles Dickens
Fri Nov 07, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wychwood

Scathing in its indictment of a cruel Victorian society ,Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist shocked readers with its unsentimental depiction of poverty and the criminal underworld of 19th century London. Presented by Dr. Michael J...

Icon of the event Meet Canadian Author Emily Pohl-Weary:
Thu Oct 23, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Palmerston

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week with our special guest Emily Pohl-Weary, an award-winning Canadian author, arts educator and editor who will discuss her work and talk about creative writing. Emily is also TPL's "Young V...

Icon of the event Riverdale Community Arts and Letters Club:  The Art of Creative Writing
Wed Oct 15, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

Want to be a writer? Howard Shrier, award winning mystery writer, teacher, actor, will discuss the Art of Creative Writing. Presentation, readings and book signing.

Icon of the event Learn to Write Creative Non Fiction
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Parkdale

Join author Donna Kakonge for an engaging workshop and discussion about writing creative non-fiction. Donna has published several works including "How to Talk to Crazy People" and "How to Write Creative Non-Fiction". The work...

Icon of the event New Music 101 - Music in the Barns, Array Music and Author Martha Baillie
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

New Music 101 explores new directions in contemporary music. Arraymusic and author Martha Baillie demonstrate the complementary nature of musical and literary narratives, performing compositions by Nic Gotham written for Bai...