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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Enemies, Allies & Antiquities: From Versailles to Acadia
Wed Mar 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Historical fiction writers Sally Christie, Roberta Rich and...

Icon of the event Human Connections: Roo Borson and Phoebe Wang
Mon Apr 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Poets Roo Borson, Cardinal in the Eastern White Cedar, and Phoebe Wang, Admission Requirements, in conversation with Toronto's Poet Laureate Anne Michaels. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow.

Icon of the event Gene Luen Yang: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award winning graphic novelist and literacy advocate Gene Luen Yang will appear at the Toronto Reference Library. On January 4, 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and The Children?s Book Council, appointed G...

Icon of the event George Saunders: Lincoln's Lost Son (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Fri Apr 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, award winning George Saunders. Lincoln in the Bardo takes place while the American Civil War rages and Abraham Lincoln's beloved son loses a battle with illness and is buried ...

Icon of the event Kerry Clare's Secrets & Truths
Thu Apr 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

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Icon of the event Amanda Lang: Avoiding What We Need
Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Amanda Lang's new book, The Beauty of Discomfort, explores how pushing ourselves to points of discomfort can translate into success. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and providing examples and strategies from all over the...

Icon of the event The Vimy Trap
Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Great War...

Icon of the event Killer Crime Club
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Sara Paretsky's Fall Out revisits the beloved, VI Warshawski, who spends a month in Lawrence, Kansas, Paretsky's own home town....

Icon of the event Mothers, Sisters and Barbara Gowdy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

International bestselling author Barbara Gowdy on the limits of human mind, relationships with mothers and sisters and her latest novel,

Icon of the event Toronto Star Short Story Contest
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto Star invites you to celebrate the winners of their annual Short Story Contest in the Toronto Reference Library's TD Gallery. The Toronto Star Short Story contest is one of North America's largest and most lucrativ...