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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 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 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 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? ...

Icon of the event The Comedy Poetry Slam
Tue Apr 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Get ready to laugh when four poets rock this spoken word stage for a comedic event you don't want to miss! Two rounds of poetry action, where you, the audience, can be a judge to determine who wins the slam.

Icon of the event When I Die: Financial Planning for Life and Death
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Garry Duncan, author of When I Die: Financial Planning for Life and Death, and retired senior tax partner at BDO Dunwoody LLP, discusses how to minimize taxes on death. Using simplified explanations of a rather complex area o...

Icon of the event Illustrating Children's Books
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Aries Chung presents an overview of the process of illustrating a children's book from initial ideas to the production of "camera-ready" artwork. Basic art theories and visual psychology will be discussed. Hands-on exercises ...

Icon of the event Trading In Retirement with Author Sarah Potter
Fri Mar 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Learn how to build a trading plan that aligns with your risk/reward profile!...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Mar 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: St. Clair/Silverthorn

Authors Concetta Principe and Soraya Peerbaye read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.