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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The Canadian Home Front: L.M. Montgomery's Reflections on War
Tue Jan 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Special event for the North York Central Library Book Club's January meeting reading Rilla of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery....

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 Eating for a Living
Wed Feb 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join Toronto Star food editor/Saucy Lady columnist Jennifer Bain as she provides a free-ranging talk on topics such as her 15 years 'eating for a living', how she got into food writing and how that has changed, the changing f...

Icon of the event The Disappearance of Indigenous Women: Whose Issue?
Thu Mar 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spadina Road

Author Lee Maracle (U of T First Nations House) talks about the continuing violence against indigenous women--its origins and history in Canada's settlement--hitting on the apathy of the forces of justice and the resistance o...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week: The Death of Dissent: How Governments Kill Criticism
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Civil society is feeling a chill: Canada Revenue Agency audits hit charities and policy groups, scientists are defunded or tied up in bureaucracy, and a culture of secrecy in Ottawa is shutting down investigative journalism. ...

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 Ten Women Who Changed Toronto
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

This talk, given by Pat Staton, is inspired by her recent book "Toronto Women: A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps and brief biographies of more than eighty women, past and present ...