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Icon of the event Emma Straub
Mon Jun 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers on Modern Lovers. With Metro News Columnist Sue Carter Flynn....

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 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 Douglas Gibson: Across Canada By Story
Thu May 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

After more than 40 years in Canadian publishing, Douglas Gibson wrote his first book, Stories About Storytellers, and turned it into a one-man stage show about his experiences with Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacL...

Icon of the event Anne and Nicholas Giardini
Thu May 19, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The eh List Author Series presents journalist Anne Giardini and son, Nicholas, on Startle and Illuminate: Carol Shields on Writing. This essential work, drawn by Shield's daughter and grandson, Anne and Nicholas Giardini, fro...

Icon of the event 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 Tim Falconer: Bad Singer - The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Tim Falconer always wanted to make music, but he's part of the 2.5 percent of the population that is scientifically tone deaf. Many tone-deaf people are indifferent to music, or even actively dislike it, but for Falconer it i...

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 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 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?