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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Bookshout!
Sun Oct 22, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

BookShout! is Toronto Public Library's inaugural festival of books and reading for young adults. An afternoon featuring some of YA's most exciting stars and brightest emerging voices including:...

Icon of the event Matthew Weiner: Heather, The Totality
Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The creator of Mad Men presents his first novel, Heather, The Totality, the chilling tale of a privileged family and a dangerous young man....

Icon of the event Alice Hoffman: The Rules of Magic
Fri Nov 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The author of more than thirty novels, including New York Times bestsellers The Museum of Ordinary Things, The Dovekeepers and Faithful, discusses The Rules of Magic, the prequel to her treasured Practical Magic....

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 and award-winning journalist Elaine Dewar on Canada's literary awakening, the scandalous dismantle of one of Canada's most prominent publishers, and their new books,...

Icon of the event Of Birds and Beetles
Tue Nov 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Two books, two animals, two authors and one conversation on the meaning of life, and sustaining life. Featuring Kyo Maclear,...

Icon of the event Mile Mile i gCein: The Irish Language in Canada
Sat Nov 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Danny Doyle explores the fate of Irish Gaelic immigrants in Canada focusing specifically on the Irish language. Bringing together census data and historic accounts, the prevalence of the language in Canada is shown, spoken at...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Sep 26, 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 Richard Jordan presents:Murder in the Family Tree.

Icon of the event IWG: Poetry Panel - NEW TIME
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A panel discussion with award-winning poets Louise Halfe, Janet Marie Rogers, Gregory Scofield and Laurie Graham. Moderated by Cherie Dimaline....

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Oct 24, 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 Jay Young presents: Family Ties - Ontario Turns 150.

Icon of the event Alan Doyle: A Newfoundlander in Canada
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author of the bestselling memoir, Where I Belong, Great Big Sea front man Alan Doyle discusses A Newfoundlander in Canada, his hilarious, heartwarming account of leaving Newfoundland and discovering Canada for the first time.