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Icon of the event Ordinary People: Short Stories
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Shortlisted for the RBC Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, Eva Crocker on

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Clergy and Convicts
Tue May 02, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Cea Person: Nearly Normal
Thu Jun 01, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Bestselling author of North of Normal, Cea Sunrise Person on growing up in the wilderness, her unconventional family, the power of taking responsibility and her new memoir, Nearly Normal. Audience Q&A and book signing to foll...

Icon of the event Meet Author Kathleen Cherry
Thu May 18, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Barbara Frum

Forest of Reading Nominee Kathleen Cherry discusses her 2017 Silver Birch nominated book Everyday Hero in a fun interactive presentation....

Icon of the event Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear
Thu May 11, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Robert McCracken Peck, author of The Natural History of Edward Lear (Fall, 2016), speaks on the remarkable life and natural history paintings of beloved children's author Edward Lear. This event is presented by the Osborne Co...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Grocers and Gangsters
Tue May 09, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...

Icon of the event Lyman Tower Sargent at the Merril Collection
Thu Apr 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Professor Lyman Tower Sargent will talk about his research into fictional literary worlds where everything went right (utopian) and worlds where everything went wrong (dystopian). What issues did the authors hope to address? ...

Icon of the event What Makes Toronto a Multicultural City?
Tue Jun 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Almost all cities have people of diverse ethnicities living in them. Yet diversity of population alone does not make a multicultural city. The latter comes about with the civil rights and equality of all citizens. In Canada, ...

Icon of the event Kwentong Bayan Collective
Mon May 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kwentong Bayan Collective will present a talk on how we understand Philippine colonialism through the readings of historical comics during American occupation, the work of Filipino komikeros of past and present and how we use...

Icon of the event Toronto 1910: Tales of Our Past: Politicians and Pressmen
Tue May 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn about your city?s history, meet an author, and participate in a reading and slide-show featuring excerpts from a new historical fiction novel series. Each 60 minute session will feature slide pictures, reading from the ...