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Icon of the event Alexandra Risen. Unearthed
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

In her poignant memoir ?Unearthed? Alexandra Risen labours with love to bring sustainable order to her overgrown garden. She sets to work on the garden as her parents are ailing and the discovery of some yellowed documents e...

Icon of the event Author Talks. Nick Mount. The Rise and Fall of CanLit
Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Professor Nick Mount of U of T will talk about his new book The Rise and Fall of CanLit which "describes, explains, and assesses the so-called CanLit Boom, the literary face of the cultural renaissance that transformed Canada...

Icon of the event James Joyce's Ulysses with Professor Mary Durkan
Tue Mar 07, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Let?s take down our dust-gathering copies of ULYSSES and explore CALYPSO, one of its most accessible sections, where we'll meet Leopold Bloom preparing breakfast for his soprano wife Molly on the morning of June 16, 1904. Mr...

Icon of the event Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means.  Kamal Al-Solaylee
Tue Jan 31, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

Neither white nor black the experiences of brown people have been neglected. Kamal "fills in the narrative gap by taking a global look at the many social, political, economic and personal implications of being a brown-skinne...

Icon of the event Art and Architecture of the Islamic world  with Professor Pereyra. U of T
Thu Jan 19, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Muslim artists produced a wealth of incredible art and architecture for over fifteen hundred years, architectural monuments, mosques, palaces, manuscripts, and many other smaller objects portable objects in precious metals...

Icon of the event Toronto's Caribbean Voices
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Toronto-Caribbean authors, poets, and publicists share their works influence by their cross-continental heritage and the future of diversity in literature. With Stacey Marie Robinson, Leonicka Valcius and Joshua "Scribe" Watk...