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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Deer Park

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pier...

Icon of the event Maureen Jennings
Wed Feb 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Maureen Jennings will share her experiences writing historical mystery novels and screenplays for television (e.g. Murdoch Mysteries).

Icon of the event The Bible, and  Western Literature in a Secular Age. With Dr.  Cotrupi
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Deer Park

Many of the masterpieces of western literature (and of western music and art) owe a direct debt to the Bible. How is the relationship between the Bible and western literature and culture unfolding in an increasingly secular e...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Mount Pleasant

Join library staff for entertaining book talks. Refreshments provided.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Apr 15
Wed May 20
Icon of the event Anansi the Spider,  Anansi the Survivor - Stories for Everyone
Wed Feb 11, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkdale

Join Phyllis Broom-Walker, storyteller and Keeper of the Anansi Flame, as she tells the story of Anansi the Spider ? Survivor not Trickster:...

Icon of the event When I die: financial planning for Life and Death with Gary Duncan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richview

Garry Duncan, retired senior tax partner at BDO Dunwoody LLP, discusses how to minimize taxes on death. Using simplified explanations of a rather complex area of tax, he will explain what estate planning is and how to plan an...

Icon of the event Beyond the Beach - Travel in the Caribbean
Thu Feb 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

A photographic tour of the regions (including beaches) highlighting nature, famous musicians, and unusual Caribbean wildlife. Offered by travel writer Diane Slawych, whose stories and photographs have appeared in more than 6...

Icon of the event International Women's Day
Mon Mar 02, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Lorraine Greaves, one editor of "Play it forward: 50 years of women and sport in Canada," will share this inspiring collection of stories from women on the front lines of sport. These are intimate and honest accounts from ath...

Icon of the event  Forbidden Fruit: A Brief History of Literary Censorship
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Since the days of Socrates people have tried to silence the thoughts of authors by challenging, censoring, and banning their works. Pearce Carefoote of U of T?s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library offers a brief historical overv...

Icon of the event Maria Coletta McLean. Summers in Supino. Becoming Italian
Tue Feb 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Deer Park

McLean returns to her roots and explores the ecentric, passionate lives of the small community of Supino, south of Rome, a community celebrating the first figs, artichoke and azelea festivals. McLean breathes life into the sm...