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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The Disappearance of Indigenous Women: Whose Issue?
Thu Mar 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spadina Road

Author Lee Maracle (U of T First Nations House) talks about the continuing violence against indigenous women--its origins and history in Canada's settlement--hitting on the apathy of the forces of justice and the resistance o...

Icon of the event 12th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture
Thu Mar 19, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection of Early Children's books presents Jan Andrews, author and storyteller, who will deliver the 12th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: "Into the Darkness and Out: Dreams of a Children's Author for Her Reader...

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 Jan 27
Tue Mar 31
Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Ongoing event running from Thu Jan 01, 2015 - Tue Mar 31, 2015
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Monthly author reading series on Tuesday nights at 7pm. Please contact branch for details. 416-393-7709

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Deer Park

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pier...

Icon of the event Maria Coletta McLean. Summers in Supino. Becoming Italian
Tue Feb 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Deer Park

McLean returns to her roots and explores the ecentric, passionate lives of the small community of Supino, south of Rome, a community celebrating the first figs, artichoke and azelea festivals. McLean breathes life into the sm...

Icon of the event Nnedi Okorafor at the Merril Collection
Thu Mar 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Award-winning fantasy author Nnedi Okorafor discusses writing and fantasy at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, March 5, in the lower level, Lillian Smith branch, 239 College Street, starting at 7PM.

Icon of the event Diane Gordon: Shelter
Thu Apr 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Toronto's Diane Gordon has been a working actor and writer for many decades and has performed in movies, television shows and on theatre stages across the country. Join us for a Q&A and reading from Shelter, her one-act play ...

Icon of the event  Forbidden Fruit: A Brief History of Literary Censorship
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Since the days of Socrates people have tried to silence the thoughts of authors by challenging, censoring, and banning their works. Pearce Carefoote of U of T?s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library offers a brief historical overv...