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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Subdivided : Building Inclusion into the Global City
Mon Sep 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Co-editors Jay Pitters and John Lorinc in coversation about new approaches to city-building....

Icon of the event Joseph Kertes
Thu Jun 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

The Eh List Author Series presents award winning author Joseph Kertes discussing his latest novel, The Afterlife of Stars. A beautifully crafted story that burns with intensity and humor, brothers Robert and Attila Beck grabb...

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Workshop
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A breakout session of the Indigenous Writers' Gathering, learn about articulating memories of the land through music, language, and multimedia with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, featuring artist and activist, Susan Blight.

Icon of the event CANCELLED: Reggie Leach
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This program has been cancelled....

Icon of the event Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Mon Jun 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Inuit activist on The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet. With political analyst and former TVO host Allan Gregg....

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY 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 Picture Book Party! Maya and Skunk on a String
Sat Jun 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join us to celebrate the launch of Skunk on a String, a playful wordless tale by author and illustrator Thao Lam, and Maya, a book where one little girl reminds us of the power of story, from author Mahak Jain and illustrator...

Icon of the event Conférence et atelier  en création poétique
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Le 14 septembre 2016, Michel A.Thérien donnera une conférence sur la création poétique. Il abordera le poème en vers et le poème en prose. À partir d?exemples tirés de son ?uvre, l?auteur démontrera comment le poème se métamo...

Icon of the event Bootleggers, Bookmakers and Brothels
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kensington Market Historical Society presents "Bootleggers, Bookmakers and Brothels," a multimedia and performance event featuring:...

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Panel Discussion
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A breakout session of the Indigenous Writers' Gathering, Lee Maracle and Joseph Boyden on traditional stories and how we can preserve them and share them in this digital age.