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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event 29th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: David Day
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Celebrated author and critic, David Day presents "Let Us Compare Mythologies", a lecture exploring fantasy literature and imaginary worlds, with a particular focus on J.R.R. Tolkien.

Icon of the event Zoe Whittall
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Acclaimed author and story editor of the TV shows Degrassi and Schitt's Creek, Zoe Whittall explores issues of loyalty, truth and happiness in her new novel, The Best Kind of People. In conversation with Toronto Star's Deb Du...

Icon of the event Photographing Toronto's Architectural Changes
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Acclaimed photographer Peter MacCallum discusses how Toronto's first official photographer, Arthur Goss, documented the city's rapid development between 1911 and 1940, and presents his own recent projects on Yonge Street, Mas...

Icon of the event Before the Market: Early Kensington Families
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join local historian Mary Williamson for an illustrated presentation on her ancestors, The Johnstones and the Peterkins, who settled in the Kensington Market area during the 19th Century....

Icon of the event Hope Nicholson and The Geek Girls
Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Hope Nicholson and contributing artists and writers, Meghan Carter, Adrienne Kress and Jess Oliver Proulx, on The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. An exciting anthology of love, dating, and sex in comic and prose, this project rai...

Icon of the event Reclaiming your Privacy in a Digital Age
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

In the age of Big Data and constant connectedness, it's easy to feel like privacy is a relic of the pre-digital age. But what about those of us who are uneasy about sacrificing this basic human right for the convenience of ne...

Icon of the event Wallace Edwards Book Launch - What is Peace?
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

What does peace mean to you? This beautiful book will get you and your family talking about it....

Icon of the event Cultural Identities and Writing City Stories
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Spacing Magazine's John Lorinc, writer Arlene Chan, Jael Richardson and Toronto Star immigration reporter Nicholas Keung as they discuss documenting Toronto's many cultural identities....

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 Nov 29
Tue Jan 31
Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Tue Feb 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Woodside Square

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...