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Icon of the event Salman Rushdie: The Golden House
Thu Sep 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Rushdie discusses The Golden House, an epic that explores contemporary politics and culture....

Icon of the event From Author to Indie Publisher: Navigating the World of Writing and Selling
Sat Nov 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will share his experiences in publishing, both traditional and through the new available models that by-pass the "gatek...

Icon of the event Claire Messud: The Burning Girl
Mon Oct 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Messud discusses her latest novel, a coming-of-age story that asks: to what extent can we know ourselves and others?...

Icon of the event Seven Fallen Feathers
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of a small northern city that has come to manifest Canada?s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities, and her new bo...

Icon of the event Meet Peter Vronsky
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers.

Icon of the event Alan Doyle: A Newfoundlander in Canada
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author of the bestselling memoir, Where I Belong, Great Big Sea front man Alan Doyle discusses A Newfoundlander in Canada, his hilarious, heartwarming account of leaving Newfoundland and discovering Canada for the first time.

Icon of the event Extinction and Resurrection
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Eglinton Square

What happens when you try to recreate a woolly mammoth - fascinating science or conservation catastrophe? Acclaimed documentarist and science writer Britt Wray, takes a provocative look at de-extinction, analyzes the principl...

Icon of the event Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach
Mon Oct 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Pulitzer Prize-winner discusses her long awaited historical novel....

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Eco-Fiction with Jeff VanderMeer and Lorna Crozier
Tue Sep 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

To commemorate 150 years of US/Canada relations, VanderMeer and Crozier discuss eco-fiction, the new frontier of climate activism....

Icon of the event Writing Local History: Between Fact and Fiction
Sat Oct 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will explore the perils and vicissitudes of writing about the past and the art and craft of discerning historical fact ...