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Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Honouring the Elders
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Joseph Boyden pays tribute to ground breaking Indigenous writers Lee Maracle and Thomas King. Special guests, drummers and pow wow dancers help celebrate the work of these First Nations icons....

Icon of the event Emma Straub
Mon Jun 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers on Modern Lovers. With Metro News Columnist Sue Carter Flynn....

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Workshop
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A breakout session of the Indigenous Writers' Gathering, learn about articulating memories of the land through music, language, and multimedia with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, featuring artist and activist, Susan Blight.

Icon of the event Truth and Reconciliation: One Year Later
Mon Jun 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were held in June 2015. Joanna Birenbaum, a Toronto constitutional and human rights lawyer, will discuss the legacy of Indian Residential Schools for Indigenou...

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Julian Barnes
Mon May 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Booker Prize winning British author on his new novel The Noise of Time, dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich....

Icon of the event Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Mon Jun 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Inuit activist on The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet. With political analyst and former TVO host Allan Gregg....

Icon of the event Conférence et atelier  en création poétique
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Le 14 septembre 2016, Michel A.Thérien donnera une conférence sur la création poétique. Il abordera le poème en vers et le poème en prose. À partir d?exemples tirés de son ?uvre, l?auteur démontrera comment le poème se métamo...

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Don DeLillo
Thu Jun 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the great American novelists of our time on Zero K, a new novel exploring a secretive, life-restoring medical project....

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Panel Discussion
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A breakout session of the Indigenous Writers' Gathering, Lee Maracle and Joseph Boyden on traditional stories and how we can preserve them and share them in this digital age.

Icon of the event J'ai marché sur les étoiles, plus qu'un voyage, une aventure qui nous transforme
Thu Sep 08, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

J'ai marché sur les étoiles, sept leçons apprises sur le chemin de Compostelle. À travers ce récit, Gabriel Osson nous emmène avec lui faire la route et vivre plus qu'un voyage, une aventure, un passage qui nous transforme. F...