Author Talks & Lectures

Mon Apr 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Kristen Worley is the first athlete to legally challenge the gender policies of the International Olympic Committee and related international sports bodies, which she successfully argued were designed to discriminate against ...

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...

Tue May 14, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Authors Steve Venright and Ricardo Sternberg read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.

Thu Jun 20, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Elena Ferrante follows the friendship of Elena and Lila through Italy's tumultuous post-war period across all four of The Neapolitan Novels; but this talk focuses mainly on the third, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, which...

Thu May 02, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Ann Hui is The Globe and Mail's National Food Reporter and uses food as a lens to explore public policy, health, the environment, science and technology. Her new book Chop Suey Nation is part family memoir, part social histor...

Thu May 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Antanas Sileika is the author of five books of fiction and a memoir. His new book Provisionally Yours is set in post-war Lithuania and follows former White counterintelligence office Justas Adamonis who too quickly finds hims...

Wed May 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

At 15, Samra Zafar had big dreams for herself. She was going to go to university, and forge her own path. Then with almost no warning, those dreams were pulled away from her when she was suddenly married to a stranger at 17 a...

Tue Jun 18, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Alistair MacLeod's Island comprises a lifetime of toil as a short fiction writer - a grand total of sixteen lovingly rendered, meticulously honed stories preoccupied mostly with the lives, loves and labour of twentieth centur...

Thu Jun 13, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Très bien connu pour son écriture d'essayiste, romancier, critique littéraire et chroniqueur historique pour plusieurs périodiques francophones du sud de l'Ontario, Paul-François Sylvestre est l'auteur d'une vingtaine d'étude...

Thu May 23, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Hélène Koscielniak est une auteure originaire du Nord de l'Ontario. Elle a travaillé dans le domaine d'éducation et s'est impliquée dans plusieurs organismes connexes, Direction générale de la condition féminine de l'Ontario...