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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Fantasy writer Robin Hobb speaks at the Merril Collection
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Popular fantasy writer Robin Hobb will talk about writing and her books at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, November 13 in the Merril Collection reading room, on the 3rd floor of the Lillian Smith branch....

Icon of the event 27th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture
Thu Oct 23, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"Marching in Quick Time" with Linda Granfield. Though her books about war and remembrance have become Linda Granfield's signature titles, her route to them has been unplanned and adventure-filled. Photo by Studio Anka.

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
S. Walter Stewart

Presentation on local historical subjects by the East York Historical Society. Meetings are free and have a guest speaker. All welcome. Call 416-396-3975 for information.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 25
Tue Jan 27
Icon of the event I'm Not Going Back: wartime memoir of a child evacuee
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Kitty was a 10 year old, living in London's Jewish East End during WWII, when she was evacuated to a foster home in the countryside. She sneaked back to be with her mother, refusing to leave her side even as the German bombin...

Icon of the event The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Wed Dec 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Friends of the Merril Collection present author Jill Lepore, who will discuss her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Wednesday, December 10 in the Merril Collection...

Icon of the event 8th Annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

"The Sanctuary of Story" with Kit Pearson....

Icon of the event Sharon A. Crawford
Wed Nov 26, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
S. Walter Stewart

Sharon A. Crawford is a Toronto-based author, writing instructor, book editor and founder of the East End Writers' Group which meets at S. Walter Stewart Branch. She is the author of the "Beyond" mystery series....

Icon of the event Arlene Chan at Lillian H. Smith
Wed Nov 12, 2014 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Arlene Chan will be launching her new book, Righting Canada's Wrongs: The Chinese Head Tax and Anti-Chinese Immigration Policies...

Icon of the event Shining a Light on the Dark Side: Horror Writing in Canada
Thu Oct 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Friends of the Merril Collection present a discussion of horror writing and publishing in Canada, featuring members of the Horror Writers Association: Sephera Giron, Mark Leslie, Nancy Kilpatrick, and Richard S. Todd. Thi...

Icon of the event Anansi the Spider,  Anansi the Survivor - Stories for Everyone
Wed Feb 11, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkdale

Join Phyllis Broom-Walker, storyteller and Keeper of the Anansi Flame, as she tells the story of Anansi the Spider ? Survivor not Trickster:...