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Icon of the event Islamic art of the book - Patronage and Connoisseurship
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Dr. Filiz Çakýr Phillip, Associate Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, will focus on the famous artists in Iran, India, and Central Asia from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the golden age of the art of the bo...

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 Ian Brown
Wed Nov 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The award-winning author of...

Icon of the event Carrie Brownstein
Tue Nov 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The creator and co-star of the Emmy-nominated Portlandia on self-invention, punk rock and her memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl....

Icon of the event Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The internationally bestselling author of...

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 NEW DATE! Star Talks: Mariel Hemingway - SOLD OUT
Thu Aug 13, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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*NEW DATE: Please note the day of the event has been changed to August 13 (originally scheduled for August 10). All tickets with an August 10 date will be valid on August 13*...

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...

Icon of the event Wab Kinew
Mon Sep 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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First Nations broadcaster, musician and activist with The Reason You Walk, a novel on his father's legacy, a vision for reconciliation and a new future for Aboriginal peoples. With CBC Radio's Carol Off....

Icon of the event Ken McGoogan
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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With Celtic Lightning, bestselling author Ken McGoogan plunges into the perpetual debate about Canadian roots and identity: Who do we think we are?