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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 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 Tween Thursdays: Catherine Rondina
Thu Aug 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Author Catherine Rondina will discuss her new book about Food and Poetry from around the World with interactive activities to follow! Ages 8-18. Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. Registrations starts Tuesd...

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

His Whole Life: From the #1 nationally bestselling, Giller Prize-winning author of Late Nights on Air and Alone in the Classroom, comes an irresistible new novel that has everything we would hope for from this celebrated auth...

Icon of the event Geraldine Brooks
Fri Oct 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pulitzer Prize winner explores the trials and triumphs of King David in...

Icon of the event Carrie Brownstein
Tue Nov 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The creator and co-star of the Emmy-nominated Portlandia on self-invention, punk rock and her memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl....

Icon of the event Flesh and Blood Characters - Young Voices Writing Workshop
Thu Aug 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Characters make or break your fiction. It's quite simple: readers will only read to the end if they care what happens to the people in the story, and they're only going to care if those people feel real. In this hands-on writ...

Icon of the event Jonathan Franzen
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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A dark-hued comedy of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The acclaimed author of...

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 bo...

Icon of the event Ken McGoogan
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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With Celtic Lightning, bestselling author Ken McGoogan plunges into the perpetual debate about Canadian roots and identity: Who do we think we are?