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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event  Relocation with joy;  A Series of Travel Memoirs by Jennylynd James
Sat Oct 03, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Runnymede

Join us for an exciting session of book readings, photographs, and videos as Jennylynd James takes us through some of her life?s adventures. Her three engaging memoirs: "Red Car Long Legs", ?Escape from Ireland" and "Goodbye ...

Icon of the event Dr. Paul Garfinkel - A Life in Psychiatry: Looking Out, Looking In
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Palmerston

One of Canada's leading psychiatrists and founder of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Dr. Paul Garfinkel has written a candid new memoir. Through his 40-year career and life devoted to the understanding, care and a...

Icon of the event Beth Powning
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Runnymede

A Measure of Light: With Beth Powning's trademark elegance and insight into the hearts and minds of unforgettable women, A Measure of Light brings to life an extraordinary historical figure. Mary Dyer is a seventeenth-century...

Icon of the event Ian Brown
Wed Nov 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The award-winning author of...

Icon of the event Night Madness: A Rear Gunner's Story of Love, Courage and Hope in WW II
Thu Sep 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eglinton Square

Based on interviews, painstaking archival research and a long distance love affair captured in daily correspondence, the author, Richard Pyves, weaves together this true story of his father Ron, into a touching love story and...

Icon of the event Helen Weinzweig's Centenary Celebration
Thu Aug 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

An evening of special guests, dramatic readings and preformances celebrating the Centenary of award winning author Helen Weinzweig, her literary legacy and the 35th anniversary reissue of her classic novel Basic Black with Pe...

Icon of the event An Evening with John Sewell
Wed Nov 18, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

John Sewell, a former mayor of Toronto and author presents his latest book, How We Changed Toronto: The inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1968-1980, discussing the landmark events and main playe...

Icon of the event Don Gillmor
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Runnymede

The eh List Author Series presents Don Gillmor in conversation on his new novel, Long Change. Fleeing his violent, Pentecostal father, as well as a crime he committed in the parking lot of the first bar he ever entered, this ...

Icon of the event An Evening With Peter Kavanaugh: The Man Who Learned To Walk Three Times
Thu Nov 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Diagnosed with paralytic polio as an infant, Peter Kavanaugh, whose long career with CBC television and radio programs includes The Journal, Morningside, The Sunday Edition and Ideas, will recount his life lessons, triumphs a...

Icon of the event The Downsview Built De Havilland Mosquito
Wed Sep 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Aviation historian Keith Hyde will speak on the Downsview built De Havilland Mosquito. Often called the wooden wonder and probably the world's first multi-role combat aircraft, over one thousand Mosquitos were built at Downs...