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Icon of the event Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes at the Merril Collection
Wed Aug 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Graphic novelists Jeff Lemire, author of Sweet Tooth, and Ray Fawkes, author of The Spectral Engine, will talk about their work and answer questions at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Wednesday, August 13, at the ...

Icon of the event Learn to Write Creative Non-Fiction with Donna Kakonge
Thu Jul 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Spadina Road

Want to write your own story? Want to explore writing creative non-fiction? Come meet local author Donna Kakonge, an author of several published works, including 'How to talk to crazy people' and 'How to write creative non-fi...

Icon of the event Rienzi Crusz -
Mon Oct 20, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jane/Dundas

Rienzi Crusz was born in Sri Lanka, and immigrated to Canada in 1965; he is now a Canadian citizen. He has a B.A. from the University of Ceylon, a B.L.S. from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. from the University of Wate...

Icon of the event What Makes a Good Picture Book
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

Illustrator in residence Patricia Storms analyzes what makes a good picture book, discussing rhythm and flow, and showing her own thumbnail sketches and storyboards to demonstrate how a story evolves.

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Joseph Boyden - The Orenda
Tue Sep 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Earlier this year, Canada Reads chose The Orenda as "the one novel that could change Canada." Superstar writer Joseph Boyden discusses this intense historical novel, and the forces that helped shape our country....

Icon of the event Illustrator in Residence School Visit Programme
Ongoing event running from Wed Oct 01, 2014 - Fri Oct 31, 2014
Northern District

As the illustrator in residence, Patricia Storms will offer children?s art activities for Grade 1 to Grade 6 classes at the Northern District Branch. Patricia is also available to travel to high schools and colleges to make p...

Icon of the event Nate Hendley
Wed Sep 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
S. Walter Stewart

Nate Hendley is a Toronto-based freelance writer and much published author. Nate has written a series of books, primarily in the true crime genre. His most recent books are "Steven Truscott: Decades of Injustice" and "The Maf...

Icon of the event Crafting the Short Story
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
S. Walter Stewart

Join writer, editor and East End Writers' Group founder Sharon A. Crawford for a hands-on introductory workshop on short story writing. Learn the basic techniques to blend plot, character, point of view, dialogue, narrative, ...

Icon of the event A Novel Cop: From Police Officer to Crime Writer
Thu Oct 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Drugs, violence, murder. Brent Pilkey has seen it all, up close and personal, in his time as a Toronto Police Officer. He spent fifteen years of his career in the notorious downtown 51 division and has used his esperiences to...

Icon of the event Kat Kruger Author Visit
Thu Sep 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spadina Road

Join us for an evening with award winning author Kat Kruger. She will be discussing her Madeburg Trilogy and reading from the final book in the series "The Night is Found". Highly recommended if you like werewolves and the su...