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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Who Would Do That? Lecture and Book Reading
Thu May 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Come meet fellow book lovers and join author Bette Logan, in her lecture about women who write, visit, and even marry infamous serial killers such as Paul Bernardo and Ted Bundy. Author Bette Logan speaks first hand about her...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Allan Weiss
Mon May 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Meet Allan Weiss, author of Making the Rounds, a Jewish fantasy anthology. The short stories follow Eliezer ben-Avraham, wizard, Kabbalist, and kvetch who poked around in areas of forbidden knowledge, and now is obliged to wa...

Icon of the event Neil Pasricha
Tue May 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Harvard MBA, Walmart executive and #1 bestselling author of The Book of Awesome unlocks the nine secrets to happiness in The Happiness Equation. With CTV's Marci Ien....

Icon of the event Don DeLillo
Thu Jun 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the great American novelists of our time on Zero K, a new novel exploring a secretive, life-restoring medical project....

Icon of the event Curtis Sittenfeld
Wed May 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling novelist of Sisterland, American Wife, Prep and The Man of My Dreams on her new novel Eligible, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. With Chatelaine's Lianne George....

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Honouring the Elders
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Joseph Boyden pays tribute to ground breaking Indigenous writers Lee Maracle and Thomas King. Special guests, drummers and pow wow dancers help celebrate the work of these First Nations icons....

Icon of the event Border Theatre and Security Spectacles
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

James Walsh (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) analyzes the cultural meanings and political consequences of reality-based television programs that feature the daily life of government agencies responsible for bor...

Icon of the event    CANCELLED:  Neil Pasricha
Tue May 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This event is cancelled. We hope to reschedule for later this spring....

Icon of the event Renate Krakauer:
Tue May 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Renate Krakauer's new book "Only By Blood"is a novel of the search for roots, mother-daughter love, and family reconciliation. It depicts the fraught relationship of Poles and Jews during and after the 2nd WW and how some or...

Icon of the event Emma Straub
Mon Jun 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers on Modern Lovers. With Metro News Columnist Sue Carter Flynn....