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Icon of the event Fantasy Writing Workshop with Robert Priest
Thu Jul 16, 2015 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sanderson

Join young adult author Robert Priest for an exciting fantasy writing workshop! He will share how he crafted the world found in his latest book, "Second Kiss," and get you started in creating your own....

Icon of the event Spoken Word Poetry with Taqralik Partridge
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beaches

Taqralik will perform spoken word poetry and share a short film featuring one of her stories. The audience will be invited to participate in an interactive poetry activity....

Icon of the event Author Reading. Plum Johnson. They Left Us Everything. A Memoir
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize, Plum Johnson will read from her book, They Left Us Everything, an elegantly written memoir about closing down the family home and all she learnt about family, loss and acceptance during th...

Icon of the event Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar. Discussion by Jean Riley U of T
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

The dying emperor Hadrian, in the form of a letter to his cousin and eventual successor Marcus Aurelius, meditates on military triumphs, love of poetry, philosophy and his passion for his lover Antonius.

Icon of the event Author Reading: Marilyn Churley
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Join Marilyn Churley, former Toronto City Councillor and former Member of Provincial Parliament, for a discussion of her book "Shameless: The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son"....

Icon of the event Great Books - The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, Three Sisters and more
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join University of Toronto professor Julia Zarankin as she discusses adultery, passion and poisonous marriages, Russian-style: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Kreutzer Sonata, Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov Chekhov's Three Sis...

Icon of the event Andrea Charise on Literature and Ageism.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

In this talk Andrea Charise,winner of the Polanyi Prize for literature, assistant professor of Health, U of T, explores how the invention of population at the end of the eighteenth century helped fashion an ?aging population?...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kim Thuy - Mãn
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Kim Thuy's lyrical approach to fiction attracted a lot of attention with her first book, Ru, which won a Governor General's award for fiction in French and garnered a Giller nomination for the English translation. With Mãn, s...

Icon of the event Peak Learning. The Basilica of  San Francesco d'Assisi. Dawn Cunningham
Tue May 26, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi was an artistic hub during the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. During this hour, we will take a visual tour of some of its unique wall paintings and examine their signifi...