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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 May 30
Icon of the event Lyman Tower Sargent at the Merril Collection
Thu Apr 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Professor Lyman Tower Sargent will talk about his research into fictional literary worlds where everything went right (utopian) and worlds where everything went wrong (dystopian). What issues did the authors hope to address? ...

Icon of the event Asian Heritage Month Author
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Meet Leslie Shimotakahara, author of After the Bloom, the story of a daughter's search for her missing mother which in turn reveals her family's past in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War.

Icon of the event Vimy 100: A New Look
Mon Apr 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

This talk by Jack L. Granatstein will look at the great Canadian battle in April 1917. Who were the men of the Canadian Corps? Who planned the battle? Who were the enemy? And how and why did the Canadian Corps take the Ridge?

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, poetry fans! Members of the 2017 Toronto Poetry Slam Team will be performing in a two-round poetry competition, known as a "slam", and the funniest poet will be crowned winner! Judges selected randomly fro...

Icon of the event What Makes Toronto a Multicultural City?
Tue Jun 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Almost all cities have people of diverse ethnicities living in them. Yet diversity of population alone does not make a multicultural city. The latter comes about with the civil rights and equality of all citizens. In Canada, ...

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 A Cat and Mouse Game with Steven Price
Mon Apr 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Author Steven Price on secrets, betrayals and deceptions, and his 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize nominated novel, By Gaslight. With Cordelia Strube. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow.

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Thu Jun 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event Kwentong Bayan Collective
Mon May 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kwentong Bayan Collective will present a talk on how we understand Philippine colonialism through the readings of historical comics during American occupation, the work of Filipino komikeros of past and present and how we use...