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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Bookshout!
Sun Oct 22, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

BookShout! is Toronto Public Library's inaugural festival of books and reading for young adults. An afternoon featuring some of YA's most exciting stars and brightest emerging voices including:...

Icon of the event Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Wed Oct 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Tyler Shipley as he discusses Canada's role in the 2009 coup d?etat in Honduras and his book "Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras."

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Alexander McCall Smith
Mon Nov 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series in conversation about his new novel, and adventures in the Italian countryside....

Icon of the event The Cutting Edge: Dr. Danielle Martin
Tue Nov 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Danielle Martin is a family doctor who practices in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women's College Hospital, where she is also the VP of Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions....

Icon of the event The Cult of Overwork
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Award-winning journalist Katrina Onstad on the physical, mental and social effects from being overscheduled and overworked, and her new book The Weekend Effect. With Sarah Vermunt, author of Careergasm....

Icon of the event Granta on Canada
Thu Nov 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Granta's first ever Canada edition upends the ways we imagine land, reconciliation, truth and belonging....

Icon of the event 2017 Toronto Book Awards
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for the announcement of the winner of the 2017 Toronto Book Awards. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....

Icon of the event Agoraphobes and Broken Bones
Tue Oct 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Governor General Award-winning author Nicolas Dickner and critically acclaimed author Martha Baillie on their new novels,...

Icon of the event Matthew Weiner: Heather, The Totality
Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The creator of Mad Men presents his first novel, Heather, The Totality, the chilling tale of a privileged family and a dangerous young man....

Icon of the event Polygamy and the Qur'an: Islamic Feminist Perspectives
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

For Islamic History Month, Dr. Nevin Reda talks about Islamic feminism and its contributions to to Qur'an scholarship, polygamy in the Qur'an, and some emerging discourses regarding Islam and polygamy....