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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The Home for Unwanted Girls: A Reading by Joanna Goodman
Thu May 10, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

The Home for Unwanted Girls exposes the heartbreaking story of the Quebec "Duplessis Orphans." In the 1950s, under Premier Duplessis, tens of thousands of orphans were falsely classified as mentally ill and confined to psychi...

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 Mar 27
Tue May 29
Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week with Jillian Tamaki
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Hear author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki address the importance of intellectual freedom and speak about her challenges around censorship and experience with the banned books list, specially her Governor General's Award winn...

Icon of the event Food Sustainability with Author Sonia Faruqi
Wed Apr 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Sonia Faruqi left a successful Wall Street career path to investigate animal farms around the world, a journey profiled in her critically acclaimed book...

Icon of the event Yearning for Freedom
Tue May 15, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Calls Across the Pacific tells the story of Nina Huang who flees the Cultural Revolution to America in 1969. Years later, she writes to denounce Mao's regime. As a Canadian freelance writer, she risks her freedom and life to ...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week: The Comics Code Authority
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Join us for a visit with Tory Woollcott as she talks about the Comics Code Authority: The Cold War, Censorship, Lies, and The History of Comics....

Icon of the event Author Visit: E.M. McCann,
Sat Apr 07, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Join us for a visit from local author E.M McCann for a discussion on her book "Larry the Dromedary". For school aged children ages 7 and up and their caregivers.

Icon of the event Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian as Dystopia
Wed Jun 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Utopia is the title of Sir Thomas More's playfully ironic 1516 book about an ideal city-state discovered in the New World. "Utopia" is Greek and it literally means "no place," that is, no place could be as good as this. Utop...

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Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Malvern

B. Denham Jolly, Jamaican-Canadian businessman, publisher, broadcaster and civil rights activist, shares with us his experiences on the road to success, achievement and leadership....

Icon of the event Author Visit: Ellin Bessner on her book Double Threat
Wed May 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us at Barbara Frum Library where Toronto-based author Ellin Bessner will be discussing, and answering questions about her book, Double Threat....