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Author Talks & Lectures

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 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 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...

Icon of the event Gardening for the Future
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Learn about all the ways that gardening can result in positive environmental change. Lorraine Johnson, author of 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens will talk about native plant gardens and how they:...

Icon of the event My Year in Robot Land
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

How a digital immigrant researched and wrote "Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact and Speculation"...

Icon of the event Author Visit: E.M. McCann,
Wed Apr 18, 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 age children in Grade 4 and their caregivers.

Icon of the event Daily Poetics:  How to Make Poetry Into A Way of Life with Samuel Guest
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Poet and blogger Samuel Guest will delve into what it means to add poetry into your daily life. He will explain how personal experience is a key part of poetry, and how writing and reading poetry can bring a better understan...

Icon of the event Jeremiah Brown, Underdog
Mon Mar 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

From novice rower to Olympic silver medalist in just under four years, Jeremiah Brown, shares his triumphant tale of courage, perseverance, the depths of physical and mental exertion in chasing your dreams, and his new memoir...