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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Catherine Leroux: Le mur mitoyen
Thu Jun 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Auteur Catherine Leroux discute les subtilités des relations humaines dans son livre,

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Mon May 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Richview

This talk will look at some of Leonard Cohen's songs, poems, and especially his novel Beautiful Losers and address the mystical vision underlying these works. For Cohen, loss was not just a measure of defeat, but a chance to ...

Icon of the event Life & Love in Capitalist China
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Acclaimed Chinese-Canadian writer Xue YiWei on his first English book, Shenzheners, inspired by the small market town located north of Hong Kong where a special economic zoning project introduced capitalism to communist China...

Icon of the event Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear
Thu May 11, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Robert McCracken Peck, author of The Natural History of Edward Lear (Fall, 2016), speaks on the remarkable life and natural history paintings of beloved children's author Edward Lear. This event is presented by the Osborne Co...

Icon of the event Kwentong Bayan Collective
Mon May 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kwentong Bayan Collective will present a talk on how we understand Philippine colonialism through the readings of historical comics during American occupation, the work of Filipino komikeros of past and present and how we use...

Icon of the event Meet author Joy Kogawa
Tue May 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

One of Canada's most cherished literary treasures, Joy Kogawa reads from her new book Gently to Nagasaki....

Icon of the event Bianca Lakoseljac discusses her novel Stone Woman
Thu Apr 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Bianca Lakoseljac will talk about the inspiration for Stone Woman, her novel that relives Toronto's 1967 "summer of love."...

Icon of the event A Cat and Mouse Game with Steven Price
Mon Apr 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Author Steven Price on secrets, betrayals and deceptions, and his 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize nominated novel, By Gaslight. With Cordelia Strube. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow.

Icon of the event B. Denham Jolly: In the Black: My Life
Fri Apr 07, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

In the Black: My Life traces B. Denham Jolly's personal and professional struggle for a place in a country where Black Canadians...

Icon of the event Lyman Tower Sargent at the Merril Collection
Thu Apr 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Professor Lyman Tower Sargent will talk about his research into fictional literary worlds where everything went right (utopian) and worlds where everything went wrong (dystopian). What issues did the authors hope to address? ...