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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event 29th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: David Day
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Celebrated author and critic, David Day presents "Let Us Compare Mythologies", a lecture exploring fantasy literature and imaginary worlds, with a particular focus on J.R.R. Tolkien.

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

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 29
Tue Jan 31
Icon of the event Zoe Whittall
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Acclaimed author and story editor of the TV shows Degrassi and Schitt's Creek, Zoe Whittall explores issues of loyalty, truth and happiness in her new novel, The Best Kind of People. In conversation with Toronto Star's Deb Du...

Icon of the event Picturing the City
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Photographers Dwayne Sybbliss and Yasin "Yescene" Osman, along with members of She Move Group reflect on their experiences documenting today's Toronto....

Icon of the event Before the Market: Early Kensington Families
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join local historian Mary Williamson for an illustrated presentation on her ancestors, The Johnstones and the Peterkins, who settled in the Kensington Market area during the 19th Century....

Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Who are the authors behind Toronto's stories of the past, present and future? Join panelists John Lorinc, Senior Editor of Spacing magazine, Arlene Chan, contributor to The Ward, Jael Richardson, founder of the Festival of Li...

Icon of the event Heritage Trees - Preserving Our Roots
Mon Nov 28, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

What is a heritage tree? Why is it so important to protect them? Edith George, Advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council, will explain all the requirements that must be met in determining whether a tree is worthy of heritag...

Icon of the event Surviving the Holocaust
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Holocaust survivor and author of 'The Son of an Extraordinary Woman,' Andy Reti, shares his family's journey to freedom during the Second World War, as part of Holocaust Education Week. A Q & A session will follow. No Registr...

Icon of the event In Conversation with...Felicia Carmelly
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Romanian Holocaust survivor Felicia Carmelly will tell her story of survival....

Icon of the event Sue-Ann Levy
Thu Nov 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Popular Toronto journalist, Sue-Ann Levy - a self-described nice, chubby, Jewish, gay, controversial girl - on her journey through Toronto politics and her humorous and self-deprecating memoir, Underdog. Q&A and book signing ...