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Icon of the event How We Changed Toronto:  John Sewell
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This is the inside story of activist idealists who set out to change the world -- and did, right in their own backyard. By the mid-1960s Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada's largest and most powerful city. Expres...

Icon of the event Li Jun and the Iron Road Book Launch
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Meet Anne Tait, movie producer, writer for stage, screen, and print, broadcaster, casting director and author of the adventure-romance based on the award-winning movie, Iron Road....

Icon of the event Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: Celia Barker Lottridge
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Every writer gets asked the classic question, "Where do you get your stories?" Children's author and storyteller Celia Barker Lottridge reveals her unique family history as the inspiration behind many of her award-winning boo...

Icon of the event Junior Sleuth Academy with Evan Munday
Sun Oct 18, 2015 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Artist-author Evan Munday, creator of the much acclaimed series The Dead Kid Detective Agency, conducts a mystery-writing workshop for writers aged 8-12 interested in investigating the paranormal!...

Icon of the event How to get published workshop
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come find out what it takes to get published! Writer, M.H. Callway, will share her knowledge and experience in her inspiring journey to traditional publication. Her thriller, Windigo Fire (Seraphim Editions), received great r...

Icon of the event Robert Wiersema
Mon Nov 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents Robert J. Wiersema. The bestselling author of Before I Wake new novel, Black Feathers, introduces sixteen year old Cassie, living under the spectra of a serial killer and questioning her own...

Icon of the event Elizabeth Hay
Wed Nov 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents Elizabeth Hay. The Giller Prize-winning author of Late Nights on Air and Alone in the Classroom discusses her new, irresistible novel, His Whole Life, which has everything we would hope for ...

Icon of the event D.J. McIntosh
Tue Nov 03, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents D.J. McIntosh and her new novel Angel of Eden. Inspired by the looting of artifacts from the Iraq National Museum, the Toronto native discusses the origin of angels and the real location of ...

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 Nov 24
Tue Jan 26
Icon of the event Special Presentation with Author and Illustrator Barbara Reid!
Sat Oct 17, 2015 | 10:30 am - 11:45 am
S. Walter Stewart

Join us for a fun program with celebrated local children's author and illustrator Barbara Reid! We'll be starting with crafts and fun activities, followed by a sing-along and special presentation by Barbara, including a showc...