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Icon of the event Sexual Diversity and the Sochi Olympics: No More Rainbows
Wed May 07, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Helen Lenskyj's latest book focuses on Russia's 2013 anti-gay...

Icon of the event Eurovision: Europe's Favourite TV Show
Wed Apr 23, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Parkdale

It's been around since 1956. It gave us ABBA, and launched Céline Dion's international career. It's one of the most watched annual television events in the world. And yet, most North Americans know next to nothing about the E...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Lisa Moore - Caught
Thu May 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Here are bravado and betrayal, bad weather and seas, love, undercover agents, the collusion of governments, unbridled ambition, innocence and the loss thereof, and many, many bales of marijuana. Here, too, is the seeming invi...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Karen Connelly - Come Cold River
Thu May 08, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Family Matters: Karen Connelly in conversation...

Icon of the event Toronto Comic Arts Festival: Day 1
Sat May 10, 2014 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Gather with the greatest assembly of comics authors in the world, including Lynn Johnston (FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, Canada), Jeff Smith (BONE, RASL, United States), est em (TABLEAU NO. 20, Japan) and Christophe Blain (WEAPONS...

Icon of the event Toronto Comic Arts Festival: Day 2
Sun May 11, 2014 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Gather with the greatest assembly of comics authors in the world, including Lynn Johnston (FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, Canada), Jeff Smith (BONE, RASL, United States), est em (TABLEAU NO. 20, Japan) and Christophe Blain (WEAPONS...

Icon of the event Iran at the Crossroads?
Tue May 13, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The negotiations between world powers and Iran in November of 2013 leading to the signed tentative agreement concerning the nuclear issue is of importance at the national, regional and international level. In so far as it cou...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Sandra Gulland - The Shadow Queen
Thu Apr 24, 2014 | 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
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A seductive, gripping novel about the lure and illusion of power and black magic. Paris, 1660. As the daughter of famous actors, Claudette always thought her future lay in the theatre. But a series of chance encounters pull h...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: The Dark Side - Thrillers
Thu Apr 17, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Come and meet creators of The Dark Side; writers who create thrillers. Craig Davidson (A.K.A. Nick Cutter) with The Troop; Andrew Pyper with The Demonologist; Jennifer Hillier with Freak, and Brad Smith with Shoot The Dog.

Icon of the event Bitstrips: Democratizing Comics
Wed Apr 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Jacob Blackstock discusses his immensely popular mobile app Bitstrips, which people around the world use to express themselves through the comic book format. Presented with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival....