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Icon of the event Writing Workshop with Melanie Florence
Fri Aug 03, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Agincourt

Participants will talk about what makes a good story opening and work with story prompts to get writing! Famous first lines from popular children's books will help writers brainstorm new ideas.

Icon of the event Create your own plasticine masterpiece with author Suzanne Del Rizzo
Wed Aug 08, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Armour Heights

Join local author/illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo to learn about the making of her book ...

Icon of the event Around Switzerland in 80 Maps
Tue Aug 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The 80 maps are contemporary to the eras they portray, rather than drawn for the book. Each has been chosen for a particular reason, be that an important moment in Swiss history or an interesting aspect of Swiss life. Or beca...

Icon of the event How Buildings Can (Help) Save The World
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Climate change, indoor environment quality and ecosystem depletion are three major issues for the building industry and Chris Magwood has spent his career working toward practical, affordable solutions. Come and learn how the...

Icon of the event Delving Into Bellevue Square With Michael Redhill
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

The author discusses and reads from his Giller Prize winning novel, Bellevue Square. Mr. Redhill will talk about the compositional challenges of writing the book and read from passages, as well as talk about the novel's recep...

Icon of the event An Evening with Author Steena Holmes: The Forgotten Ones
Wed Sep 12, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

New York Times and US Today bestselling author, Steena Holmes, will be reading from and discussing her latest fiction novel, ...

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: the interview with Steve Burrows
Thu Sep 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Steve Burrows discusses the writer's life and craft. His 2014 novel ...

Icon of the event Author visit - Plum Johnson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Plum Johnson, author of award winning "They left us everything" will share her experiences behind the writing of this touching memoir. ...