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Icon of the event Landing that Dream Deal: a Writer's How-To (ATRIUM)
Fri Nov 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

To commemorate 150 years od US/Canada relations, three literary and publishing insiders, a publisher, agent and a writer and festival organizer, talk about recent developments in the US and Canadian markets for getting your w...

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

UK-based Granta Magazine launches their first ever Canada edition, upending the ways we imagine land, reconciliation, truth and belonging. A discussion with Catherine Leroux and Madeleine Thien, hosted by publisher of Open Le...

Icon of the event Toronto Crime as Local History: Writing Historical Crime Books
Thu Nov 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, leads a panel of Canadian authors (Nate Hendley, Robert J. Hoshowsky, and Lee Mellor) working in the genre of local (To...

Icon of the event The Cutting Edge: Dr. Danielle Martin
Tue Nov 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Danielle Martin is a family doctor who practices in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women's College Hospital, where she is also the VP of Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions....

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 Matthew Weiner: Heather, The Totality
Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The creator of Mad Men presents his first novel, Heather, The Totality, the chilling tale of a privileged family and a dangerous young man....

Icon of the event BookShout!
Sun Oct 22, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

BookShout! is Toronto Public Library's inaugural festival of books and reading for young adults. An afternoon featuring some of YA's most exciting stars and brightest emerging voices including:...

Icon of the event Seven Fallen Feathers
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of a small northern city that has come to manifest Canada's long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities. She will be di...

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,...

Icon of the event Writing Local History: Between Fact and Fiction
Sat Oct 21, 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 explore the perils and vicissitudes of writing about the past and the art and craft of discerning historical fact ...