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Icon of the event National Poetry Month Reading Gala
Thu Apr 16, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

Three well-known Toronto poets read from their latest collections: Stevie Howell's [Sharps]; Jeff Latosik's Safely Home Pacific Western; Facilitated by Goose Lane Editions. Book signing to follow reading.

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Andrew Pyper & Craig Davidson in Conversation
Thu Apr 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Authors Andrew Pyper (Damned) and Craig Davidson AKA Nick Cutter (The Deep) in conversation with The Toronto Star critic Deb Dundas....

Icon of the event When I die: financial planning for Life and Death with Gary Duncan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richview

Garry Duncan, retired senior tax partner at BDO Dunwoody LLP, discusses how to minimize taxes on death. Using simplified explanations of a rather complex area of tax, he will explain what estate planning is and how to plan an...

Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Mon Mar 30, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Richview

William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time - a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were explored, and medieval thinking was giving way to modern thought. In this talk, awar...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kelley Armstrong - Visions: The Cainsville Series
Wed Mar 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Visions ? The Cainsville Series...

Icon of the event 12th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture
Thu Mar 19, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection of Early Children's books presents Jan Andrews, author and storyteller, who will deliver the 12th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: "Into the Darkness and Out: Dreams of a Children's Author for Her Reader...

Icon of the event Creative Writing Kick-Start
Wed Mar 18, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
York Woods

Eliminate Writers Block! With the fun, real-time writing cues and prompts, explore the ideas hidden within your own experience and imagination. You can leave this workshop with up to a dozen beginnings to new stories....

Icon of the event Nnedi Okorafor at the Merril Collection
Fri Mar 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Award-winning fantasy author Nnedi Okorafor discusses writing and fantasy at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, March 5, in the lower level, Lillian Smith branch, 239 College Street, starting at 7PM.

Icon of the event Canadian Journalists and Coverage of the Gaza War
Thu Feb 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

Veteran investigative reporter Andrew Mitrovica explores how the war was covered by Canadian journalists. The good, the bad, the ugly. A Freedom to Read Week event.

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Wed Feb 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors such as Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, P...