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Icon of the event Heather O'Neill
Thu Sep 03, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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A collection of beguiling new stories by Giller Prize finalist O?Neill that evokes sorrow, laughter and heartbreak.

Icon of the event Helen Humphreys
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Evening Chorus serenades people brutally marked by war, yet enduring to live ? and relish ? the tiny pleasures of another day. With her trademark prose ? exquisitely limpid ? Humphreys convinces us of the birdlike strengt...

Icon of the event Kathy Reichs
Mon Aug 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The New York Times bestseller, forensic anthropologist and producer of the hit Fox TV series Bones on her new novel,...

Icon of the event David Lagercrantz
Wed Sep 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Swedish author David Lagercrantz on...

Icon of the event Rich Terfry
Mon Aug 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Star CBC Radio host Rich Terfry presents the true story of his alter ego, musician Buck 65, in this rollicking and wonderfully written memoir of growing up poor, talented, baseball-obsessed, music-mad and girl-smitten on the ...

Icon of the event Kate Beaton
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The New York Times bestselling creator of the comic strip...

Icon of the event Why we and other living things sleep
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The human brain is the most complex known machine in the universe, yet it shuts itself off from the outside world each and every day, for hours on end. Why? This talk identifies why rest and sleep evolved in living things. T...

Icon of the event  Bill C-51 and dystopian literature
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Are there links between George Orwell books & anti-terror laws?...

Icon of the event Flesh and Blood Characters - Young Voices Writing Workshop
Thu Aug 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Characters make or break your fiction. It's quite simple: readers will only read to the end if they care what happens to the people in the story, and they're only going to care if those people feel real. In this hands-on writ...

Icon of the event Gardening on the edge: an illustrated tour
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gardening on the edge: an illustrated tour...