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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event James Bartleman
Thu Sep 08, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

James Bartleman, Ontario's first indigenous Lieutenant Governor and bestselling author on his new memoire, Seasons of Hope, the story of an extraordinary man and his constant journey toward hope. Q&A and book signing to follo...

Icon of the event William Morris Society Annual Event
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Annual lecture hosted by the William Morris Society

Icon of the event Cartography in Miniature
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Map collector Alec Parley leads an illustrated talk about the history and beauty of miniature maps....

Icon of the event Mona Awad
Wed Oct 19, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Winner of the 2016 Amazon.ca First Novel Award, Mona Awad on 13 Ways of Looking At A Fat Girl, a hilarious and tender story based on our image-obsessed culture. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event Cartoonist Sarah Glidden - ATRIUM
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join cartoonist Sarah Glidden as she discusses her latest graphic nonfiction tour de force: Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. In Rolling Blackouts, Glidden interweaves the experiences of displaced pe...

Icon of the event M. G. Vassanji
Thu Sep 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Two-time Giller winner M. G. Vassanji on a future where eternal life is possible, identities can be chosen and his new novel, Nostalgia. In conversation with Toronto Star's Deb Dundas. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event Author Talk: Jay Pitter and John Lorinc
Thu Nov 17, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Join "Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity" co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc for a discussio...

Icon of the event Zadie Smith
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The best-selling author of White Teeth and On Beauty talks about her new novel, Swing Time....

Icon of the event Les auteurs franco-ontariens à l'honneur : Michel A.Thérien
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Le 14 septembre 2016, Michel A.Thérien donnera une conférence sur la création poétique. Il abordera le poème en vers et le poème en prose. À partir d'exemples tirés de son oeuvre, l'auteur démontrera comment le poème se métam...

Icon of the event Noah Richler
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Celebrated writer Noah Richler recounts his time as a NDP candidate for the Toronto-St. Paul's riding during the 2015 federal election and his new, comical book, The Candidate. Q&A and book signing to follow....