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Icon of the event Author Reading. Jennifer Robson. Somewhere in France
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Author of Somewhere in France, After the War is Over and Moonlight Over Paris will discuss her books about the experiences of young women in war time England and France. Her meticulously researched books, set against the bac...

Icon of the event Tim Falconer: Bad Singer - The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Tim Falconer always wanted to make music, but he's part of the 2.5 percent of the population that is scientifically tone deaf. Many tone-deaf people are indifferent to music, or even actively dislike it, but for Falconer it i...

Icon of the event The Bacchae: A Study in Beauty and Terror with Professor Frederick Sweet.
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

The "Bacchae" was the last play of Euripides to be produced before the fall of Athens in 404 B.C. There would be no more great Greek tragedies. In a larger historical context: it has been suggested that the rending and cons...

Icon of the event The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 with Philippa  Sheppard
Thu May 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Leading Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro has crafted a compelling account of the exciting events of 1606 in England. The year of the Gunpowder Plot and a terrible plague outbreak was also the year that London's foremost play...

Icon of the event Leni Riefenstahl with Professor Kay Armatage, U of T
Thu May 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Kay Armatage, Professor Emeritus, U of T, Cinema Studies Institute and the Women and Gender Studies Institute will discuss the achievement of this controversial and acclaimed German film director.Riefenstahl directed Triumph...

Icon of the event Edward Riche
Wed May 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

The eh List Author Series presents award winning author, producer, and film maker Edward Riche. His latest bitingly brilliant comic novel, Today I Learned It Was You, highlights the drama and dysfunction of local politics, ov...

Icon of the event Ancient Wall Paintings of Thera with Rachel Kulick, U of T. Fine Art Dept.
Fri May 13, 2016 | 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

The stunning Bronze Age frescoes(1650-1550 BCE) of Thera, modern day Santorini, reveal a fascinating look into contemporary society and the rituals that were part of the daily lives. Join Rachel Kulick as she discusses the po...

Icon of the event Douglas Gibson: Across Canada By Story
Thu May 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

After more than 40 years in Canadian publishing, Douglas Gibson wrote his first book, Stories About Storytellers, and turned it into a one-man stage show about his experiences with Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacL...

Icon of the event Will we have enough? Resource Scarcity and Sustainability
Wed May 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Professor Ingrid Bryan, author of "Are We Running Out?", addresses the critical issues of resource scarcity and the sustainability of global resource use. World population will exceed nine billion by 2050. Will there be enoug...

Icon of the event Alissa York
Wed May 04, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

The eh List Author Series presents the award-winning author of novels Fauna, Effigy and Mercy, Alissa York, on her new novel, The Naturalist, a spellbinding tale of loss, discovery and love set in an epoch when Darwin was res...