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Icon of the event LGBTQ Book Club
Tue Jul 25, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Join us for an evening of discussion of Vivek Shraya's She of the Mountains, with Vivek Shraya! She will be reading a select passage from her novel followed by a Q&A....

Icon of the event Parliament Street Open Mic Night
Tue Aug 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parliament Street

Are you a writer with work that should be heard?...

Icon of the event Writing Great Characters
Tue Aug 22, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Brentwood

Whatever kind of story you're writing - fiction or non-fiction - readers need to care about your characters, or your readers won't care at all. In this seminar, book editor and creative writing instructor Brian Henry, will sh...

Icon of the event Talk Shop: The Writer's Life
Thu Aug 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

Sharpen your writing skills with Giller nominee Craig Davidson, and hear his perspective on the writer's life with its heady highs and unexpected lows. Drop-in. For teens ages 13-19....

Icon of the event Adventure, Imagination and Possibility in Graphic Novels
Mon Oct 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Fort York

Love graphic novels?...

Icon of the event Qur'an and Women: Islamic Feminist Perspectives
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Speaker delivering talk to celebrate Islamic History Month - "Nevin Reda received her PhD from the University of Toronto, where she also completed a Masters in Biblical Hebrew Language and Literature. Her main area of resea...

Icon of the event I Am Not a Number with Jenny Dupuis
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Spadina Road

This session will focus on Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis' experience writing the book, I Am Not a Number. Jenny will share her reflections on the journey of working with family/community to tell the story of her granny's experience at...

Icon of the event How Hoarding Inspired My Murder Mystery Novel
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Author Susan Calder is a Calgary writer who has published two murder mystery novels. In "Ten Days in Summer," an insurance adjuster sleuth Paula Savard investigates a suspicious building fire that caused the death of a hoarde...

Icon of the event Picturing Canada: The Changing Face of Children's Book Illustration in Canada
Thu Oct 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection's 11th annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture presents Professor Judith Saltman and Dr. Gail Edwards who will explore change and continuity in the history of Canadian children's publishing.

Icon of the event A Perfect Arrangement
Tue Nov 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Canadian Karina Kaushal travelled to India with the intention of making an arranged marriage. This led to deep introspection and self -realizations about her own identity and her ideal life partner. It also inspired her to ...