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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Hope Nicholson and The Geek Girls
Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Hope Nicholson and contributing artists and writers, Meghan Carter, Adrienne Kress and Jess Oliver Proulx, on The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. An exciting anthology of love, dating, and sex in comic and prose, this project rai...

Icon of the event Doug Gibson. Across Canada by Story.
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Publishing icon Doug Gibson stages a lively one man introduction to some of the famous Canadians he has worked with. Listen to behind the scenes tales about Atwood, MacLennan, Mitchell et al....

Icon of the event Reclaiming your Privacy in a Digital Age
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

In the age of Big Data and constant connectedness, it's easy to feel like privacy is a relic of the pre-digital age. But what about those of us who are uneasy about sacrificing this basic human right for the convenience of ne...

Icon of the event Author Talk: David Balzer
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join critic David Balzer, author of "Curationism: How Curating Took Over The Art World And Everything Else," for a trip through art history and around the globe to explore the cult of curation - where it began, how it came to...

Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Spacing Magazine's John Lorinc, writer Arlene Chan, Jael Richardson and Toronto Star immigration reporter Nicholas Keung as they discuss documenting Toronto's many cultural identities....

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 Author Talk: Jay Pitter and John Lorinc
Thu Nov 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Join "Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity" co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc for a discussio...

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 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 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.