Author Talks & Lectures

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 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 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? ...

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...

Tue Apr 16, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Get Ready to Read! Representatives from Penguin Random House and HarperCollins Canada present the best hidden gems and not-to-miss releases from their Spring 2019 lists.

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. ...

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.