Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Royal Weddings from Victoria and Albert to Harry and Meghan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Leaside

Royal Weddings have been the focus of popular fascination for centuries. Queen Victoria popularized the white wedding dress and her descendants have also exerted a profound influence on how marriages are celebrated around the...

Icon of the event Natasha Kanapé Fontaine with Deni Ellis Béchard: Conversation about Racism
Thu Oct 11, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Indigenous artist and actress, and one of Quebec?s best known young poets, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, in conversation with American/Quebecois writer Deni Ellis Béchard about their joint work which explores the history of anti-I...

Icon of the event Maryam Madjidi : rencontre avec l'auteure
Wed Oct 24, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: City Hall

Venez échanger avec Maryam Madjidi, lauréate du prestigieux Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman en 2017, autour de son travail littéraire. Auteure du très remarqué « Marx et la poupée » (Nouvel Attila, 2017), roman autobiographiq...

Icon of the event Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight
Fri Oct 19, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

It took 100 years from the time the first woman flew in a plane until the first woman entered the International Space Station. Discover how Canadian women broke through the sky blue ceiling as author and historian Elizabeth M...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 25
Tue Nov 27
Icon of the event Dave Bidini: Midnight Light
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Journalist and bestselling author Dave Bidini presents Midnight Light, a tale about his personal experience living and reporting in the Northwest Territories. Bidini describes the difficult realities of the Yellowknife commun...

Icon of the event Hallelujah: A Leonard Cohen Sing-Along
Thu Nov 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Northern District

Join an all-star cast of friends, colleagues and fans of Leonard Cohen as they tell stories about the artist?s unique life and contribution to song ? then sing along as some of his best known songs are played in a public sett...

Icon of the event Susan Orlean: The Library Book
Tue Nov 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Susan Orlean, the bestselling author of The Orchid Thief, and staff writer for The New Yorker discusses her new novel, a dazzling love letter to one of our most beloved institutions, libraries. ...

Icon of the event Howard Akler: Splitsville
Thu Nov 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Toronto writer Howard Akler presents his new novel, Splitsville, about how Toronto said no to the Spadina Expressway in the 1970s. Akler weaves together a love affair with a tale of citizens fighting for their community and s...

Icon of the event An Evening with Author, Peter Usher: Joey Jacobson's War
Thu Nov 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Joey Jacobson, a young Jewish man from Westmount on the Island of Montreal, trained as a navigator and bomb-aimer in Western Canada. On arriving in England he was assigned to No. 106 Squadron, a British unit tasked with the b...