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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Apr 24, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Larry Noonan presents: People?s Stories for a People?s Park.

Icon of the event Kim Thuy: Vi
Wed Apr 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The perfect complement to the exquisitely wrought novels Ru and Man, Canada Reads winner Kim Thuy returns with Vi, exploring the lives, loves and struggles of Vietnamese refugees as they reinvent themselves in new lands....

Icon of the event Writing Poetry Outside the Blocks: A Reading and Workshop with Gary Barwin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Celebrate National Poetry Month with acclaimed writer and poet Gary Barwin....

Icon of the event The Dystopian Turn: From the Classic to the Contemporary Dystopia
Tue May 01, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Dystopias are imagined societies considered to be worse than our own, and they are extrapolations of contemporary realities. What a dystopian society is like depends on what social forces authors and their readers fear the m...

Icon of the event Bad Singer - Good Singer
Thu May 03, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Join author Tim Falconer (Bad Singer) and singer-songwriter and educator Tyler Ellis as they explore the culture, the science, the joy, and the gut-wrenching fear of raising your voice in song....

Icon of the event Wish You Were Here: Evoking Place in Memoir - FULL!!
Sat May 05, 2018 | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will lead a workshop on techniques to approach writing about place in your memoir, and to thinking of...

Icon of the event Freethinker: The Life and Works of Éva Circé-Côté
Tue May 08, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Historian Andrée Lévesque discusses the life and works of Éva Circé-Côté, a Québécois poet, playwright, journalist and feminist who fought for equality and secularism in the first four decades of the t...

Icon of the event Nevil Shute's On the Beach, Oppenheimer, and the Slow Apocalypse
Tue May 08, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

"The way the world ends/[is] not with a bang but a whimper." This epigraph from T.S. Eliot's "Hollow Men" opens On the Beach wherein the earth's Northern hemisphere has been completely irradiated by nuclear weapons and the re...

Icon of the event Ten Tips for Writing Great Memoirs - NEW DATE!!
Mon May 14, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will give a presentation on how to turn lived experience into literary art. Learn to locate the stori...

Icon of the event The Fruitful City - The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest
Tue May 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

When was the last time you considered eating fruit from a city tree? In Toronto alone, volunteers with Not Far From the Tree have picked almost 150,000 pounds of fruit since 2008. In The Fruitful City, Toronto author Helena M...