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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Canada's Shock Doc? Lewis R Yealland and His Shell-Shocked WWI Patients
Tue Jul 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Professor Dennis Duffy discusses the military career of Dr. Lewis Ralph Yealland, lauded psychiatrist who practiced at the Queen's Square hospital in London during the Great War, where severely disturbed soldiers were sent fo...

Icon of the event Kamal Al-Solaylee: 2013 Toronto Book Award Winner
Wed Jun 18, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
City Hall

Journalist, theatre critic and instructor Kamal Al-Solaylee reads from his award-winning memoir Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes. It recounts his journey from growing up in the Middle East, coming out as a gay man, and event...

Icon of the event World Pride: Ken Setterington
Tue Jun 17, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bendale

Come celebrate World Pride with award winning author Ken Setterington. Author of recently published Branded by the Pink Triangle, Ken will discuss events in LGBTQ history, and share how learning from the past can help safegu...

Icon of the event I Found it at the Movies
Thu May 29, 2014 | 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

Join us for the launch of 'I Found it at the Movies', an anthology celebrating the connection between film & poetry....

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kathy Page - Paradise and Elsewhere
Wed May 28, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

In these mythical, magical stories Kathy Page parts company with traditional wisdom to blaze a new trail through the wild, lush, half-fantastic and half-real terrain of origin stories. Page is the author of seven previous nov...

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 May 27
Icon of the event Meet Author:  Jill  MacLean
Thu May 15, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
North York Central Library

Come and Join white pine nominee, author Jill MacLean, as she speaks about her books and being a Children's writer....

Icon of the event The History of Parkdale
Wed May 14, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Join special guest Bart Poesiat, a decades-long community organizer, for an engaging and illuminating journey through one of Toronto's most notorious neighborhoods. Mr Poesiat is a former resident of Parkdale village and curr...

Icon of the event Children and Young Adult  Author Visit - Don Aker
Tue May 13, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bendale

Bestselling children and young adult author Don Aker is internationally known for hard hitting stories that address social issues such as youth crime, although his recent work includes a mystery thriller set in Nova Scotia. ...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Priscila Uppal - Projection - Encounters...
Tue May 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother...