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Icon of the event Great Books:  Sinclair Ross
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Professor Frederick Sweet from the University of Toronto will talk about Sincalir Ross' As For Me and My House, the brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era which has been hailed by critics as one of Canada?s gre...

Icon of the event Chinese and Canadian Poetry celebrating  Qu Yuan
Sat Jun 20, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Riverdale

Toronto Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke and Chinese-Canadian poet Anna Yin host an event to celebrate the life of the great Chinese poet Qu Yuan. More than 20 fine Canadian and Chinese poets will share their poems. The...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Plum Johnson. They Left Us Everything. A Memoir
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize, Plum Johnson will read from her book, They Left Us Everything, an elegantly written memoir about closing down the family home and all she learnt about family, loss and acceptance during th...

Icon of the event Rosemary Sullivan on Stalin's Daughter
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Runnymede

Join award-winning biographer Rosemary Sullivan in a conversation about her revelatory biographer of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators - her father, Jos...

Icon of the event Great Books - The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, Three Sisters and more
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join University of Toronto professor Julia Zarankin as she discusses adultery, passion and poisonous marriages, Russian-style: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Kreutzer Sonata, Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov Chekhov's Three Sis...

Icon of the event Andrea Charise on Literature and Ageism.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

In this talk Andrea Charise,winner of the Polanyi Prize for literature, assistant professor of Health, U of T, explores how the invention of population at the end of the eighteenth century helped fashion an ?aging population?...

Icon of the event Celebrate Riverdale: Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of 'Riverdale, East of the Don'
Wed May 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverdale

Elizabeth Muir?s years of living in Riverdale made writing its story a natural choice for her....

Icon of the event Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Alan Redway's Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked, traces the growth and governance of the city from its creation in 1834 through its successful Metro years. The book examines why, and how, the decision was ...

Icon of the event Peak Learning. The Basilica of  San Francesco d'Assisi. Dawn Cunningham
Tue May 26, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi was an artistic hub during the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. During this hour, we will take a visual tour of some of its unique wall paintings and examine their signifi...

Icon of the event The World's Great Cities: Florence with Professor Nicholas Terpstra
Tue May 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

What - and who - made Florence the wonderful cultural magnet that draws in those who are looking for creativity, beauty, and imagination?...