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Icon of the event Literary Reading and Book Presentation
Mon Jul 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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"Sharing Spaces Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games: Celebrating the Regional Sports of the Americas". Presentation and readings from a new anthology of writings celebrating the regional sports of the 41 countries participat...

Icon of the event  Bill C-51 and dystopian literature
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Are there links between George Orwell books & anti-terror laws?...

Icon of the event Helen Humphreys
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Evening Chorus serenades people brutally marked by war, yet enduring to live ? and relish ? the tiny pleasures of another day. With her trademark prose ? exquisitely limpid ? Humphreys convinces us of the birdlike strengt...

Icon of the event Wab Kinew
Mon Sep 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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First Nations broadcaster, musician and activist with The Reason You Walk, a novel on his father's legacy, a vision for reconciliation and a new future for Aboriginal peoples....

Icon of the event Eh List: Will Ferguson
Mon Oct 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize and three time award winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, on his new travel novel, Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey into the Heart of Africa....

Icon of the event Kevin Newman with son Alex
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Emmy Award-winning network news correspondent and founding anchor of Global National with son Alex on All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That Made Them Better Men. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak...

Icon of the event Patrick de Witt
Mon Oct 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The bestselling author of His Sisters Brothers, on his new novel, Under Major Domo Minor. With Globe & Mail's Jared Bland...

Icon of the event Salman Rushdie
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Inspired by 2000 years of storytelling, the award winning author of Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses returns with Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, a spellbinding modern tale about worlds colliding. W...

Icon of the event 2015 Toronto Book Awards
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Don't miss a star studded event with the finalists and the announcement of the 2015 winner. Hosted by the CBC's Gill Deacon.

Icon of the event Judy Blume - SOLD OUT
Mon Jun 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The recipient of over 90 literary awards and three lifetime achievement awards presents her first adult novel in 15 years, In the Unlikely Event. With freelance journalist Rachel Giese....