Author Talks & Lectures

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...

Sat May 18, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Fatboy Fall Down is the lush and heartbreaking musings of a man trying to understand his place in the world. ...

Thu May 09, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

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 Jun 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Zalika Reid-Benta appears in conversation to discuss her debut book ...

Wed May 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Dans son livre « Avant après », un mélange engageant de journalisme, d'essais, de mémoires et d'analyse politique, le journaliste québécois Frédérick Lavoie tente de tester une question simple: la littérature (en particulier ...

Wed Apr 24, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Main Street

Join us for a poetry celebration! Eight celebrated poets will read from Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry in the 21st Century...

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? ...

Sat Apr 06, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Agincourt

Featuring readings by Jeevan Bhagwat, League of Canadian Poets, and members of the Scarborough Poetry Club. Facilitated by Anna Nieminen, Poetry Curator.

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...

Tue Apr 16, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Meet the 2019 jury, finalists and winners of the Toronto Star Short Story Contest. Jurors include City Librarian Vickery Bowles, Toronto Star Books Editor Deborah Dundas, author Carrianne Leung and former Toronto Star Theatre...