Author Talks & Lectures

Wed Feb 27, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Toronto-based author and personal finance speaker, Gordon Stein shares easy financial "recipes" from his ...

Thu May 02, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

From rural villages to the city of Mumbai, Toronto author Aparna Kaji Shah's four short stories reflect on the challenges and triumphs of strong female characters dealing with difficult, life-changing situations in modern Ind...

Thu Feb 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Acclaimed Iranian-Canadian poet Nilofar Shidmehr presents her debut story collection, Divided Loyalties, which explores the lives of women in post-revolutionary Iran and the contemporary diaspora in Canada.

Mon May 27, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

In 1971, the bestselling memoir The Happy Hooker by Xaveria Holland proposed that sex work was a job, not a crime or vice. By refusing to tell the standard story of the prostitute as victim or criminal, Hollander challenged...

Tue Mar 19, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

A Novel of the Royal Wedding...

Sat Mar 30, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Writing a story has many stages. Where does our creativity come from? How do we craft our characters and moments so they come alive on the page and have the effect on our readers that we imagine? ...

Tue Apr 02, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, living in Toronto. Hear him discuss his new short story collection, Immigrant City, which follows immigrant characters in new spaces, and outlines all their contradict...

Tue May 07, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Samra Zafar arrived in Canada as a teenage bride in an arranged marriage, and faced over a decade of oppression and opposition. Refusing to give up, she took the courageous step to leave her marriage and build a new life for ...

Thu Feb 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Taylor Memorial

Dwayne Genus and Uchenwa Iroaga Genus discuss their first novel and share the historical biography of Nkechi Iroaga's life growing up in Nigeria and her experience during the Nigerian-Biafran civil war in the 1960's and how s...

Tue Apr 09, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Taylor Memorial

The Deadly Dames, a group of Canadian mystery writers, present a fun and informal discussion about the state of crime fiction today and what it takes to write a novel.