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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event  Relocation with joy;  A Series of Travel Memoirs by Jennylynd James
Sat Oct 03, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Runnymede

Join us for an exciting session of book readings, photographs, and videos as Jennylynd James takes us through some of her life?s adventures. Her three engaging memoirs: "Red Car Long Legs", ?Escape from Ireland" and "Goodbye ...

Icon of the event Beth Powning
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Runnymede

A Measure of Light: With Beth Powning's trademark elegance and insight into the hearts and minds of unforgettable women, A Measure of Light brings to life an extraordinary historical figure. Mary Dyer is a seventeenth-century...

Icon of the event Don Gillmor
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Runnymede

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 Meet Author Dora Avramis
Mon Nov 02, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pape/Danforth

Meet Dora Avramis, author of 'The Buses And Other Short Stories'...

Icon of the event Dr. Paul Garfinkel - A Life in Psychiatry: Looking Out, Looking In
Mon Oct 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Dr. Paul Garfinkel, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and staff psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), will talk about his book A Life in Psychiatry: Lookin...

Icon of the event Author reading - Ken Newton, Ann Ball, William New: Junction Book
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

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 Who would do that? An Afternoon with Author Bette Logan
Tue Sep 15, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bendale

Come meet fellow book lovers and join author Bette Logan, in her lecture about women who write, visit, and even marry infamous serial killers such as Paul Bernardo and Ted Bundy. What motivates them? What do they get out of i...

Icon of the event An evening with Crime Writers of Canada
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Do love a good crime novel?...

Icon of the event The Toronto Carrying Place: Rediscovering Toronto's Most Ancient Trail
Sat Oct 24, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

The Toronto Carrying Place documents author Glenn Turner's three-day walk along the route of the old portage from Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, searching for traces of the path and for its influence on today's cityscapes and l...

Icon of the event Author Jasmine D'Costa on her new book Branded a Baby Killer
Thu Oct 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Downsview

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....