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Author Talks & Lectures

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 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 Readings with Brian Brett and Friends
Sat May 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Poet in Residence, Brian Brett, as he reads from his own poetry and fiction, together with Bill Bissett, who will read from his new book, "th book" and new cd "nothing will hurt", and Kim Maltman and Roo Borson, who will...

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

A breakout session of the Indigenous Writers' Gathering, a panel discussion on the importance of traditional stories and what do they need from us at this time in history?

Icon of the event Guy Gavriel Kay
Wed May 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars on his new novel Children of Earth and Sky....

Icon of the event The Graphic Novel Revolution - TCAF 2016 Kickoff
Fri May 13, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival presents a panel discussion on the rise of graphic books over the past decade. Help celebrate the 10th anniversary of First Second books and the 20th anniversary of Conundrum Press....

Icon of the event The Reality and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse
Mon May 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Professor Allan Weiss, York University, author of mainstream/literary, science fiction and fantasy short stories, discusses the phrase 'The Apocalypse'....

Icon of the event Meet Author Kathleen Cook Waldron
Tue May 17, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Author Kathleen Cook Waldron discusses her 2016 Forest of Reading Silver Birch nominated book "Between Shadows" (Coteau Books, 2015). Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. Recommended Grades 3-6. Classes are w...

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 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...