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Icon of the event Curtis Sittenfeld
Wed May 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling novelist of Sisterland, American Wife, Prep and The Man of My Dreams on her new novel Eligible, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. With Chatelaine's Lianne George....

Icon of the event Author Visit: Terry Keenleyside
Tue May 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Author and journalist Terry Keenleyside will present his books: Missing the Bus, Making the Connection; Roaming the Big Land; Flavours of Canada; and At the Table, Nourishing Conversation and Food.

Icon of the event The Bacchae: A Study in Beauty and Terror with Professor Frederick Sweet.
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

The "Bacchae" was the last play of Euripides to be produced before the fall of Athens in 404 B.C. There would be no more great Greek tragedies. In a larger historical context: it has been suggested that the rending and cons...

Icon of the event Book Launch for Nora Gold's
Thu May 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Wychwood

Author Nora Gold's new book "The Dead Man" is a novel touched with mystery and romance but deals with the obessive part of love. She will share her experiences writing this novel.

Icon of the event Readings with Brian Brett and Friends
Sat May 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Poet in Residence, Brian Brett, as he reads from his own poetry and fiction, together with Bill Bissett, who will read from his new book, "th book" and new cd "nothing will hurt", and Kim Maltman and Roo Borson, who will...

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

A breakout session of the Indigenous Writers' Gathering, a panel discussion on the importance of traditional stories and what do they need from us at this time in history?

Icon of the event Guy Gavriel Kay
Wed May 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars on his new novel Children of Earth and Sky....

Icon of the event The Graphic Novel Revolution - TCAF 2016 Kickoff
Fri May 13, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival presents a panel discussion on the rise of graphic books over the past decade. Help celebrate the 10th anniversary of First Second books and the 20th anniversary of Conundrum Press....

Icon of the event Leni Riefenstahl with Professor Kay Armatage, U of T
Thu May 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Kay Armatage, Professor Emeritus, U of T, Cinema Studies Institute and the Women and Gender Studies Institute will discuss the achievement of this controversial and acclaimed German film director.Riefenstahl directed Triumph...

Icon of the event The Reality and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse
Mon May 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Professor Allan Weiss, York University, author of mainstream/literary, science fiction and fantasy short stories, discusses the phrase 'The Apocalypse'....