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Icon of the event Slate Culture Gabfest: Live Podcast
Wed Sep 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner record a live episode on TIFF and other Canadiana....

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 Salman Rushdie: The Golden House
Thu Sep 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Rushdie discusses The Golden House, an epic that explores contemporary politics and culture....

Icon of the event Apron Strings
Wed Sep 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Best-selling author and journalist Jan Wong on the globalization of food cultures, the bond between mothers and son and her new book,

Icon of the event Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach
Mon Oct 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Pulitzer Prize-winner discusses her long awaited historical novel....

Icon of the event IWG: Poetry Panel
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A panel discussion with award-winning poets Louise Halfe, Gregory Scofield and Heather Graham....

Icon of the event Claire Messud: The Burning Girl
Mon Oct 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Messud discusses her latest novel, a coming-of-age story that asks: to what extent can we know ourselves and others?...

Icon of the event The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster and Loving Your Home Every Day
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Melissa Maker is beloved by fans all over the world for her completely re-engineered approach to cleaning. As the dynamic new authority on home and living, Melissa knows that to invest any of our precious time in cleaning, we...

Icon of the event From Author to Indie Publisher: Navigating the World of Writing and Selling
Sat Nov 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will share his experiences in publishing, both traditional and through the new available models that by-pass the "gatek...

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Alexander McCall Smith
Mon Nov 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series in conversation about his new novel, and adventures in the Italian countryside....