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Icon of the event Star Talks: David Walliams
Wed Mar 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The English comedian, actor, author and television personality (Little Britain, Britain's Got Talent) on becoming Britain's biggest children's author to debut this century. With Toronto Star's film critic and movie writer Li...

Icon of the event Micah White
Thu Mar 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Named by Esquire as one of the most influential young thinkers alive today, the American activist and co-creator of Occupy Wall Street on The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution. With NOW magazine's Susan G. Cole....

Icon of the event PEN Canada presents Embattled Truths: Reporting on Gaza - ATRIUM
Wed Feb 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Searching for truth within the fog of war is particularly consequential in dispatches from Israel's occupied territories. Depending on where we get our news, Gaza is either a terrorist haven and a legitimate military target,...

Icon of the event Marilyn Churley: Shameless, The Fight for Adoption Disclosure
Thu Mar 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dufferin/St.Clair

Join Marilyn Churley, author of Shameless, The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son. Both a personal and political story, Shameless is a powerful memoir about a mother's struggle with loss, love, secrets, a...

Icon of the event The Reality and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse
Mon May 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join Professor Allan Weiss, York University, author of mainstream/literary, science fiction and fantasy short stories, for a discussion on the meaning of the phrase The Apocalypse....

Icon of the event Rupi Kaur
Thu Apr 28, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Meet the Canadian writers everyone's reading! In celebration of National Poetry Month, The eh List Author Series presents feminist, multi-faceted artist, and poet, Rupi Kaur, discussing Milk and Honey- a collection of poetry ...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting with speaker
Tue Mar 22, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Nancy MacLeod presents: Victorian Medical Show.

Icon of the event Michael Crummey and Steven Heighton
Thu Apr 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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In celebration of National Poetry Month, The eh List Author Series presents award-winning poet Michael Crummey and best-selling author Steven Heighton as they read from their new works and reminisce on the last 20 years of Ca...

Icon of the event John Boyko
Thu Mar 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The eh List Author Series presents best-selling author John Boyko and his latest book, Cold Fire: Kennedy's Northern Front. Featuring newly released documents and shocking revelations, Boyko exposes Canada's role in the Cold ...

Icon of the event Which Book Will Canada Read in 2016?
Tue Mar 08, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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