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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Jay Young presents: Family Ties - Ontario Turns 150.

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Wed Oct 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event How Hoarding Inspired My Murder Mystery Novel
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Author Susan Calder is a Calgary writer who has published two murder mystery novels. In "Ten Days in Summer," an insurance adjuster sleuth Paula Savard investigates a suspicious building fire that caused the death of a hoarde...

Icon of the event An Afternoon with Author Jenny Dupuis
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Spadina Road

This session will focus on Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis' experience writing the book, I Am Not a Number. Jenny will share her reflections on the journey of working with family/community to tell the story of her granny's experience at...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Sep 26, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Richard Jordan presents:Murder in the Family Tree.

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 Sep 26
Icon of the event Kick-Start Your Creative Writing
Mon Jul 10, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Agincourt

Eliminate writer?s block and discover new story ideas with CLA Young Adult Book of the Year Finalist Richard Scarsbrook!...

Icon of the event Across Canada by Story
Wed Jul 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

In his 45-year career as what The Globe and Mail called "a publishing icon" Doug Gibson knew them all. He worked with Alice Munro and with authors named MacLennan, Davies, Mitchell - and politicians named Trudeau, Mulroney an...

Icon of the event Murder and Mystery with Mesdames of Mayhem
Wed Jun 28, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Panel Discussion led by a collective of female published authors. Publishing their first anthology, Thirteen, in 2013, it was followed by Thirteen O'Clock in 2015 and Thirteen Claws will be released this coming September. Joi...

Icon of the event What Makes Toronto a Multicultural City?
Tue Jun 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Almost all cities have people of diverse ethnicities living in them. Yet diversity of population alone does not make a multicultural city. The latter comes about with the civil rights and equality of all citizens. In Canada, ...