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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Author Reading. Jennifer Robson. Somewhere in France
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Author of Somewhere in France, After the War is Over and Moonlight Over Paris will discuss her books about the experiences of young women in war time England and France. Her meticulously researched books, set against the bac...

Icon of the event The Bacchae: A Study in Beauty and Terror with Professor Frederick Sweet.
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

The "Bacchae" was the last play of Euripides to be produced before the fall of Athens in 404 B.C. There would be no more great Greek tragedies. In a larger historical context: it has been suggested that the rending and cons...

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

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 31
Icon of the event Across Canada by Story
Thu May 26, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Richview

Canada is a country rich in stories, and few take as much joy as Douglas Gibson in discovering them. In "Across Canada by Story" (http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3340936&R=3340936), Gibson brings togethe...

Icon of the event The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 with Philippa  Sheppard
Thu May 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Leading Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro has crafted a compelling account of the exciting events of 1606 in England. The year of the Gunpowder Plot and a terrible plague outbreak was also the year that London's foremost play...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Don Aker
Fri May 20, 2016 | 8:55 am - 9:55 am
Location: Port Union

Join Canadian writer Don Aker, as he discusses his work and experience as an educator. He is the award-winning author of 20 books. His latest novel, Delusion Road, has been shortlisted for Atlantic Canada's 2016 Ann Connor ...

Icon of the event Meet Author Susin Nielsen
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Meet author Susin Nielsen as she talks about how she became a...

Icon of the event Leni Riefenstahl with Professor Kay Armatage, U of T
Thu May 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Kay Armatage, Professor Emeritus, U of T, Cinema Studies Institute and the Women and Gender Studies Institute will discuss the achievement of this controversial and acclaimed German film director.Riefenstahl directed Triumph...

Icon of the event Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Wed May 18, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Richview

Meet 2016 Red Maple Award Nominee, Lorna Schultz Nicholson, as she discusses her book Fragile Bones....

Icon of the event Author Visit: Terry Keenleyside
Tue May 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Author and journalist Terry Keenleyside will present his books: Missing the Bus, Making the Connection; Roaming the Big Land; Flavours of Canada; and At the Table, Nourishing Conversation and Food.