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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Women Who Write
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Three powerful and accomplished writers, Katherine Ashenburg, Heidi Sopinka and Sarah Meehan Sirk on their recent books: Sofie & Cecilia, The Dictionary of Animal Languages and The Dead Husband Project. Q&A and author signing...

Icon of the event Eh List: Women Who Write
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Three powerful and accomplished authors: Katherine Ashenburg (Sofie & Cecilia), Heidi Sopinka (The Dictionary of Animal Languages) and Sarah Meehan Sirk (The Dead Husband Project) will be discussing their recent works.

Icon of the event Gardening for the Future
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Learn about all the ways that gardening can result in positive environmental change. Lorraine Johnson, author of ...

Icon of the event Toronto Star Short Story Contest, Awards Ceremony
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Meet the 2018 jury, finalists and winners of the Toronto Star Short Story Contest. Jurors include Toronto Star Books Editor Deborah Dundas, author Kamal Al-Solaylee and former Toronto Star Theatre Critic Richard Ouzounian. ...

Icon of the event Michael Phoenix-Greene Poetry Reading
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Michael Phoenix-Greene is a Toronto based poet. A wonderful speaker with a great memory he will do a reading on the ground floor and the acoustics of the building will carry his voice to all. The author will have copies of hi...

Icon of the event Rare Breed: A Chinese Jewish Quest
Fri Apr 20, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Goldhawk Park

Learn a piece of history that is not widely known!...

Icon of the event Writing Immigration Memoirs: Drop-in Workshops
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, is also an immigrant and ESL writer who writes in her second language. She will lead informal, drop-in wo...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Apr 21
Icon of the event Author Visit with Aaron Blabey
Sun Apr 22, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet Aaron Blabey, Australian author of the bestselling ...

Icon of the event Eye of the Storm: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis
Mon Apr 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Based on his book, Antony Anderson presents a talk on how Canada's greatest diplomat, Lester Pearson helped solve the 1956 Suez Crisis. In the process, Pearson persuaded the UN General Assembly to establish its first peacekee...

Icon of the event The Power of Index Investing
Mon Apr 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Still trying to beat the market by picking stocks and mutual funds? Time for a different approach. Award-winning journalist and investment advisor Dan Bortolotti will show you how to build a low-cost, diversified portfolio wi...