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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Jason Ramsay-Brown has explored and photographed Toronto's ravines for more than half his life. Join the author of Toronto’s Ravines and Urban Forests for a visual presentation that will reveal some of the city's hidden ecolo...

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 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 May 26
Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kim Thuy - Mãn
Tue May 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

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 Boneshaker Reading Series
Ongoing event running from Thu Jan 01, 2015 - Sun May 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 Books & Bikes
Sat Jun 20, 2015 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

We are celebrating Bike Month with a special event....

Icon of the event Comedy Writing
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
S. Walter Stewart

As part of the June 24 meeting of the East End Writers' Group, Steve Shrott will serve as guest speaker. Steve Shrott is a Toronto-based mystery and comedy writer. He is the author of two humorous mystery novels and has had n...

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 Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Jun 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Please join us for readings by Alexis Von Konisglow and Jim Smith....

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”...