Author Talks & Lectures

Mon May 06, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In luscious prose, the author discusses her book, The Chef's Secret, which serves up power, intrigue, and passion, bringing Renaissance Italy to life in a delectable fashion. ...

Wed Apr 17, 2019 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Shelley Wood is a writer, journalist, and editor. She appears to discuss her debut novel, The Quintland Sisters, which tells the story of the Dionne Quintuplets. Hear Wood talk about the fascinating story of the world's first...

Sat Apr 27, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Make the big banks work for you, not against you! ...

Mon Feb 25, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Come join Burkhard Mausberg, former CEO of Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and current Commissioner of the Niagara Escarpment Commission, as he presents his award-winning book, ...

Mon Mar 04, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ingrid Rojas Contreras talks about Fruit of the Drunken Tree, a coming-of-age story of female empowerment, set in the Narco-world of Pablo Escobar. This novel is a powerful testament to the impossible choices women are often ...

Sat Mar 30, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Writing a story has many stages. Where does our creativity come from? How do we craft our characters and moments so they come alive on the page and have the effect on our readers that we imagine? ...

Mon Mar 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

The CSI-ing of Real Crime Investigation and Prosecution. How crime fiction novels, movies and television shows impact real life investigations.

Mon Jun 10, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

This lecture explores the history of women's literary labour, and cultural representations of the woman literary labourer, in Victorian England through Emma Donoghue's novel, The Sealed Letter. Based on the story of printer ...

Tue Mar 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Journalist and author Aatish Taseer discusses The Twice-Born, a memoir of personal reckoning and self-discovery that revolves around questions of culture and politics and explores India's future as a nation. ...

Mon May 06, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Labour and work occupy a fascinating but hidden position in the makeup of Pride and Prejudice. This lecture considers the paternalistic role of the country estate holder and looks at changes to the British working world brou...