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Icon of the event Author Talk. Disobeying Hitler by Professor Randall Hansen.
Tue Sep 09, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Disobeying Hitler tells the untold story of German revolt against the dying Nazi tyranny....

Icon of the event Author Visit with Marguerite Pigeon
Wed Oct 08, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parliament Street

Marguerite Pigeon discusses her new book of short stories "Some Extremely Boring Drives" (2014). Marguerite is former journalist and traveller turned writer of fiction and poetry. Her short stories and poems have appeared in ...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Wed Nov 12, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parliament Street

Sharon Baltman discusses her new book "Escape from the Bedside" (2013) - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel...

Icon of the event Learn to Write Creative Non Fiction
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Parkdale

Join author Donna Kakonge for an engaging workshop and discussion about writing creative non-fiction. Donna has published several works including "How to Talk to Crazy People" and "How to Write Creative Non-Fiction". The work...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Claire Cameron reads from The Bear
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Five year old Anna must protect her younger brother from the dangers of the wilderness after a bear attacks her parents on a camping trip. Riveting story of love and courage told through the voice of a five year old.

Icon of the event New Music 101 - Music in the Barns, Array Music and Author Martha Baillie
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

New Music 101 explores new directions in contemporary music. Arraymusic and author Martha Baillie demonstrate the complementary nature of musical and literary narratives, performing compositions by Nic Gotham written for Bai...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Tue Nov 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Palmerston

Sharon Baltman discusses her new book "Escape from the Bedside" (2013) - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Jane Austen's
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Richview

Published posthumously, Jane Austen's last complete and most mature comic novel celebrates her heroine's respect for her own experience and reconsidered judgement. This lecture explores the implications of "persuasion" as th...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Alison Pick reads from Between Gods
Thu Nov 27, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

From the Man booker nominated author Alison Pick comes this moving memoir where she recounts her exploration of her faith. As a teenager she discovers that her Pick grandparents were Jewish and that many relatives had died i...

Icon of the event Author Talk.  The Science of Shakespeare . Science and the art of Shakespeare .
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time ? a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were explored, medieval thinking was giving way to modern thought. In this illustrated tal...