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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Author Lisa Freeman: She Won't Be Silenced
Tue Feb 28, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

For the past twenty-one years Lisa Freeman has put the trauma of her father's brutal murder behind her and has built a happy, stable life for herself. One day she receives a letter from the Parole Board of Canada and learns t...

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 Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Feb 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: St. Clair/Silverthorn

Authors Aaron Tucker and Marianne Apostolides read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.

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 Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear
Thu May 11, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Robert McCracken Peck, author of The Natural History of Edward Lear (Fall, 2016), speaks on the remarkable life and natural history paintings of beloved children's author Edward Lear.

Icon of the event Comic Books Ink-Corporated
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Hone your comic book creation skills with writer and illustrator Evan Munday....

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 The Science of Shakespeare
Wed May 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time- a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution. New ideas about the human body, the earth, and the universe were transforming western thought- and yet...

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 Míle Míle i gCéin: The Irish Language in Canada
Wed Feb 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Danny Doyle discusses his book in which he traces the one time prevalence of Irish Gaelic throughout Canada, only to see the language virtually extinguished from Canadian folk memory. This book won the 2015 Literary Award of ...