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Icon of the event Granta on Canada
Thu Nov 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Granta?s first ever Canada edition upends the ways we imagine land, reconciliation, truth and belonging....

Icon of the event IWG: Everything We Want You To Know
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dissecting identity, Appropriation and cultural survival with...

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Eco-Fiction with Jeff VanderMeer and Lorna Crozier
Tue Sep 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

To commemorate 150 years of US/Canada relations, VanderMeer and Crozier discuss eco-fiction, the new frontier of climate activism....

Icon of the event Mile Mile i gCein: The Irish Language in Canada
Sat Nov 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Danny Doyle explores the fate of Irish Gaelic immigrants in Canada focusing specifically on the Irish language. Bringing together census data and historic accounts, the prevalence of the language in Canada is shown, spoken at...

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 2017 Toronto Book Awards
Thu Oct 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for the announcement of the winner of the 2017 Toronto Book Awards. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....

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 Orhan Pamuk: The Red-Haired Woman
Fri Oct 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Nobel Prize-winning, Orhan Pamuk, talks about his new novel, a tale of tradition versus modernity, family and romance....

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 #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,...