Author Talks & Lectures

Wed May 15, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

The issue of labour, of how society determines the value of an individual?s time, energy and resources, haunts Charles Dickens' Great Expectations like an omnipresent spectre. The novel takes its shape around the rise and fa...

Mon Feb 25, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Is your brain like a computer or more like a muscle?...

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: 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...

Wed Mar 06, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Johnny Bower came to be known as one of the greatest Toronto Maple Leafs of all time. He was known as a tough, ageless player who wanted nothing more than to be in the crease night after night. He spent eleven seasons with t...

Wed Mar 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

A Novel of the Royal Wedding...

Thu Apr 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Toronto children's writer Andrew Larsen, author of The Man Who Loved Libraries: the Story of Andrew Carnegie, for the 16th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books. Andrew will t...

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.

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? ...