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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Trash to Toys with Arvind Gupta
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: York Woods

Arvind Gupta is an engineer and toy inventor from India....

Icon of the event James Laxer
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Award winning author of over 25 books, James Laxer, on the influence of political leaders Sir John A. Macdonald, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln, in the molding of North American during the fiery 1860s, and his new book S...

Icon of the event Author Reading: Traveler's Handbooks
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Come and listen to Elena Paschinger (The Creative Traveler's Handbook) and Janice Waugh (The Solo Traveler's Handbook) presenting inspiring travel stories and giving tips and advice in their respective travel niches. Both wom...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Oct 25, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Doctor Robert Galway presents: Early Airfields in Toronto.

Icon of the event The Art of the Short Story: Russell Wangersky and Laura Trunkey
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

A panel discussion with award-winning author Russell Wangersky (Walt, Whirling Away) and writer Laura Trunkey on their new works, The Path of Most Resistance and Double Dutch, and the wonderful world of short stories. In conv...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Rick Schofield presents: AGM:Sixty Years of Serving Scarborough.

Icon of the event Author Talk: David Balzer
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join critic David Balzer, author of "Curationism: How Curating Took Over The Art World And Everything Else," for a trip through art history and around the globe to explore the cult of curation - where it began, how it came to...

Icon of the event Author Talk: Terry Keenleyside
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join author Terry Keenleyside as his discusses his novel In A Spin, the story of Henry and Joanne, who appear to be an ordinary, happily married couple in a sleepy university town. But are they?

Icon of the event Author Talk: Jay Pitter and John Lorinc
Thu Nov 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Join "Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity" co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc for a discussio...

Icon of the event Mona Awad
Wed Oct 19, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Winner of the 2016 Amazon.ca First Novel Award and longlisted for this year's Scotiabank Giller Award, Mona Awad on 13 Ways of Looking At A Fat Girl, a hilarious and tender story based on our image-obsessed culture. Q&A and b...