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Icon of the event You Can Write!
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning author, Mahtab Narsimhan (The Third Eye, The Tiffin, and Mission Mumbai), shares tips and tools to make your writing shine. Delve into the craft of writing good fiction, your way!...

Icon of the event Eden Robinson: Son of a Trickster
Mon Feb 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Haisla/Heiltsuk and Giller-shortlisted writer of Monkey Beach presents her first novel in 10 years, Son of a Trickster....

Icon of the event Heather O'Neill: Hotels, Orphans, Geniuses
Wed Feb 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The author talks about her latest novel, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, which explores the lives of two misfit orphans in early 20th century Montreal....

Icon of the event Toronto's Poor -  A Rebellious History
Tue Jan 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto's Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people's resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in the wake of ...

Icon of the event Historical Gardens of Tuscany
Tue Mar 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Starting in Florence, Donna Fenice takes us on a journey to some of the most beautiful public and private gardens of this endlessly enchanting region, providing insights along the way into the historical forces that inspired ...

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood & Angel Catbird: Saving Birds, Saving Cats - ATRIUM
Wed Feb 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Margaret Atwood presents volume 2 in her graphic novel series,...

Icon of the event We Found a Hat! Picture Book Event with Jon Klassen and Friends
Wed Dec 14, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Celebrate the release of "We Found A Hat", with author Jon Klassen. Some of his friends and fellow picture book creators will be joining him: Matt Forsythe ("My Name is Elizabeth"), John Martz ("Burt's Way Home"), and Kyo Mac...

Icon of the event Will Schwalbe: Books for Living
Tue Jan 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Schwalbe hit the bestseller list with his memoir, The End of Your Life Book Club. In Books for Living, Schwalbe claims that "everything you need to know can be found in a book."...

Icon of the event Queer Transitions
Thu Dec 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

AIDS activist Tim McCaskell, author of Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism, and artist Chase Joynt, author of You Only Live Twice: Sex, Death and Transition, share their perspectives on the LGBTQ experience in ...

Icon of the event RBC Taylor Prize Awards
Thu Mar 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An evening with the five finalists of the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction. Mark Medley moderates the discussion. In partnership with IFOA....