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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...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Feb 17
Sat Mar 03
Sat Mar 17
Icon of the event A Calendar of Northern Fables with John T. Syrtash
Wed Nov 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us at Barbara Frum Library where John T. Syrtash will be speaking about his debut novel, A Calendar of Northern Fables. November 1, 2017, 7-8 p.m., Room B. Call 416-395-5440 for more information. Drop in. No registration...

Icon of the event Toronto Crime as Local History: Writing Historical Crime Books
Thu Nov 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, leads a panel of Canadian authors (Nate Hendley, Robert J. Hoshowsky, and Lee Mellor) working in the genre of local (To...

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 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 Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Nov 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Rick Schofield presents: Preserving Our Build Heritage: Designation, Listing or Demolition.

Icon of the event #CanLit: A Topsy-Turvy History
Mon Dec 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Acclaimed writer and critic Nick Mount,...

Icon of the event Apples: The End of An Icon
Mon Nov 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning author Helen Humphreys on the intricate link among agriculture, settlement, and human relationships, and her new book,...

Icon of the event Touching Strangers: Being afraid in a hazardous world with author Stacey Madden
Wed Dec 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us at Barbara Frum Library to hear Stacey Madden read from his latest novel, Touching Strangers....

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: The Interview with Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence
Thu Mar 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library Writer in Residence Ayelet Tsabari discusses the writer?s life and craft. Ayelet?s debut story collection The Best Place on Earth, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wal...