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Author Talks & Lectures

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 Laundry Lines:  A Memoir in Stories and Poems by Ann Elizabeth Carson
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Toronto author Anne Elizabeth Carson for a reading from her newly-released book Laundry Lines: A Memoir in Stories and Poems, a lively evocation of her aunts and their home in Cheltenham, Ontario which brings to l...

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 An Evening With Peter Kavanaugh: The Man Who Learned To Walk Three Times
Thu Nov 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Diagnosed with paralytic polio as an infant, Peter Kavanaugh, whose long career with CBC television and radio programs includes The Journal, Morningside, The Sunday Edition and Ideas, will recount his life lessons, triumphs a...

Icon of the event An Evening with John Sewell
Wed Nov 18, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

John Sewell, a former mayor of Toronto and author presents his latest book, How We Changed Toronto: The inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1968-1980, discussing the landmark events and main playe...

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  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 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 Kate Cayley
Wed Nov 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The eh List Author Series presents 2015 Trillium Book Prize winner, Kate Cayley in conversation on her debut, award-winning book, How You Were Born. A collection of short stories, Cayley investigates the bizarre, the tragi-co...