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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Shawn Micallef on Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness
Mon Dec 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Well-known Toronto author Shawn Micallef discusses his recent book, Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness. The author travelled Toronto with twelve non-incumbent candidates seeking election in the 2014 civic electi...

Icon of the event David Frum: Trumpocracy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

David Frum is a bestselling author, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and the former White House speechwriter famous for coining the term "axis of evil."...

Icon of the event Ken Dryden: Game Change
Tue Jan 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hockey hall of famer, Member of Parliament and bestselling author Ken Dryden talks about his latest book, Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador and the Future of Hockey....

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Jan 23, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bridget Wranich presents:A Taste of History.

Icon of the event Meet Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence, Spring 2018
Mon Feb 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers. Free. No registration requi...

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Andrew Morton on Wallis Simpson
Thu Feb 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Bestselling author Andrew Morton wrote the seminal biography of Princess Diana....

Icon of the event Writing Immigration Memoirs: Drop-in Workshops
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, is also an immigrant and ESL writer who writes in her second language. She will lead informal, drop-in wo...


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Icon of the event Martin Amis: The Rub of Time
Thu Feb 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

For more than thirty years, Martin Amis has written on an astonishing range of topics: politics, sports, celebrity, America and literature....

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Feb 27, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Karolyn Smardz-Frost presents: Steal Away Home: One Woman?s Epic Flight to Freedom and her Long Road Back to the South.

Icon of the event Getting Published in Literary Magazines
Thu Mar 08, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will lead a panel discussion of editors from literary magazines, as well as share insights gained fro...