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Icon of the event Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen and Britten.
Fri Nov 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Linda Hutcheon, U of T, Comparative Literature and her husband Michael Hutcheon, doctor and author as they discuss their new book Four Last Songs detailing the creative obstacles faced by artists as they age. They look...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Mies van der Rohe with Marta O'Brien
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. His "skin...

Icon of the event An Evening With Peter Kavanaugh: The Man Who Learned To Walk Three Times
Thu Nov 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Diagnosed with paralytic polio as an infant, Peter Kavanaugh, whose long career with CBC television and radio programs includes The Journal, Morningside, The Sunday Edition and Ideas, will recount his life lessons, triumphs a...

Icon of the event An Evening with John Sewell
Wed Nov 18, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

John Sewell, a former mayor of Toronto and author presents his latest book, How We Changed Toronto: The inside story of twelve ceative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1968-1980, discussing the landmark events and main player...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Frank Lloyd Wright with Marta O'Brien
Fri Nov 06, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright,architect of "Organic Architecture", structures built in harmony with...

Icon of the event Kate Cayley
Wed Nov 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beaches

How You Were Born is a collection of stories by 2015 Trillium Award Winner, Kate Cayley, that investigates the bizarre, the tragi-comic and the unbelievable elements that run through human lives.

Icon of the event Author Reading. The Prison Book Club. Ann Walmsley
Thu Oct 29, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Ann Walmsley as she discusses her experiences as a book club leader in a medium security prison. For eighteen months she met heavily tattooed men sharing ideas and books, a oasis for the men in an otherwise hostile envir...

Icon of the event Beth Powning
Thu Oct 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beaches

A Measure of Light: With Beth Powning's trademark elegance and insight into the hearts and minds of unforgettable women, A Measure of Light brings to life an extraordinary historical figure. Mary Dyer is a seventeenth-century...

Icon of the event Leisure and Pleasure in Canadian English. With Jack Chambers U of T
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Leisure and Pleasure in Canadian English...

Icon of the event Plotting: Yes, You Can Finish That Novel!
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Starting a novel is easy. It?s the finishing that?s hard! This workshop will not only teach you ways to firm up a sagging middle, you?ll also learn techniques for juggling subplots and secondary characters so you can finally ...