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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event  Real Justice: Branded a baby-killer, the Tammy Marquardt story
Wed Nov 11, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taylor Memorial

Based on the testimony of Dr. Charles Smith, formerly of Sick Kids Hospital, Tammy Marquardt spent 14 years in prison for murdering her infant son. Jasmine D?Costa tells the story in her new book, Real Justice: Branded a Bab...

Icon of the event Special Presentation with Author and Illustrator Barbara Reid!
Sat Oct 17, 2015 | 10:30 am - 11:45 am
S. Walter Stewart

Join us for a fun program with celebrated local children's author and illustrator Barbara Reid! We'll be starting with crafts and fun activities, followed by a sing-along and special presentation by Barbara, including a showc...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
S. Walter Stewart

Presentation on local historical subjects by the East York Historical Society. Meetings are free and have a guest speaker. All welcome. Call 416-396-3975 for information.

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 24
Tue Jan 26
Icon of the event Ian Brown
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

From the author of the award-winning The Boy in the Moon comes a wickedly honest and brutally funny account of the year in which bestselling author Ian Brown truly realized that the man in the mirror was actually…sixty. Book ...

Icon of the event Don Gillmor
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The eh List Author Series presents Don Gillmor in conversation on his new novel, Long Change. Fleeing his violent, Pentecostal father, as well as a crime he committed in the parking lot of the first bar he ever entered, this ...

Icon of the event The Toronto Carrying Place: Rediscovering Toronto's Most Ancient Trail
Sat Oct 24, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Toronto Carrying Place documents author Glenn Turner's three-day walk along the route of the old portage from Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, searching for traces of the path and for its influence on today's cityscapes and l...

Icon of the event Rosemary Aubert- Author Visit
Tue Jan 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taylor Memorial

Rosemary Aubert, author of the Ellis Portal series of mystery novels that are set in Toronto, will talk about the issues they deal with and what it takes to be a mystery novelist.

Icon of the event Beth Powning
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

! The eh List Author Series presents Beth Powning and her new novel, A Measure of Light. Bringing her trademark elegance and insight to the life of an extraordinary historical figure, Mary Dyer, a seventeenth-century Puritan ...

Icon of the event Author reading - Ken Newton, Ann Ball, William New: Junction Book
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The novel, set in West Toronto in 1951, is the tale of three private eyes working on the murder case of the Junction's bookmaker's youngest son. The trio will venture to the shadiest part of Toronto's Junction,and experience ...

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...