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Author Talks & Lectures

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 Mar 28
Tue May 30
Icon of the event The Comedy Poetry Slam
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Get ready to laugh when four poets rock this spoken word stage for a comedic event you don't want to miss! Two rounds of poetry action, where you, the audience, can be a judge to determine who wins the slam.

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 Drew Hayden Taylor: Take Us to Your Chief
Mon Mar 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Drew Hayden Taylor on his new book,...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Gary Adler
Sat Mar 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Fairview

Join Author Gary Adler for a reading from his YA novel "Epocalypse: Inception", a sci-fi action adventure that is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat! There will also be Q & A as well as the chance to purchase the book...

Icon of the event Across Canada by Story
Tue Apr 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

In his 45-year career as what The Globe and Mail called 'a publishing icon' Doug Gibson knew them all. He worked with Alice Munro and with authors named MacLennan, Davies, Mitchell ... and politicians named Trudeau, Mulroney ...

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. This event is presented by the Osborne Co...

Icon of the event Notes in a Minor Key:Writing Life and Loss in Miriam Toews's All My Puny Sorrows
Thu May 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Fairview

Miriam Toews is known for her quirky, closely-observed portraits of family, community, and the joys and heartbreaks of human existence. In her most recent novel, All My Puny Sorrows (2014), Toews draws on her own experience o...

Icon of the event Forest of Reading Author Visit: Robin Stevenson and
Mon May 15, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Join us for an author visit and discussion about LGBTQ rights with Robin Stevenson. She is the author of "Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community" (Orca Book Publishers, 2016), one of the nominated books for the Ontario Libr...

Icon of the event The Nearly Girl author reveals all
Wed Apr 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

The East End Writers' Group presents Lisa de Nikolits, prolific author of six novels published between 2010 and 2016 who will tell how she goes from idea to print. Each novel has different characters and themes. Originally fr...