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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event John Sewell
Thu Jun 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Former mayor John Sewell discusses his new book "How We Changed Toronto: The Inside Story of Twelve Creative, Tumultuous Years in Civic Life, 1968-1980."

Icon of the event Drew Hayden Taylor
Thu Jun 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Join award winning playwright, author, columnist, filmmaker and lecturer Drew Hayden Taylor (Me Artsy and Me Funny) in conversation about Aboriginals' sense of humour. His book "Motorcycles and Sweetgrass" is a story of magic...

Icon of the event Dora Avramis, author of The Buses And Other Short Stories
Thu May 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Dora Drivas-Avramis' writing touches one's emotional core, allowing us to intimately understand eternal gratitude and deep bonds, misplaced trust and passionate secrets. Travel back into another time and another place, and ab...

Icon of the event The de Havilland Mosquito
Thu May 19, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Aviation historian Keith Hyde will speak about the Downsview-built de Havilland Mosquito. Often called the "Wooden Wonder" and probably the world's first multi-role combat aircraft, over 1000 Mosquitos were built at Downsview...

Icon of the event Elizabeth Muir: Canadian Women in the Sky
Fri Jun 24, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Author Liz Muir will discuss her most recent book, Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight. The book tells the story of how women in Canada first boarded planes, then became pilots, and eventually astronauts - as women...

Icon of the event Book Launch for Nora Gold's
Thu May 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Wychwood

Author Nora Gold's new book "The Dead Man" is a novel touched with mystery and romance but deals with the obessive part of love. She will share her experiences writing this novel.