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 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...

Tue Jun 04, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Come listen to the acclaimed best-selling novelist and restaurateur, Kim Thúy, as she tells stories and culinary secrets shared by her mother and five of her aunts in her new book, Secrets From My Vietnamese Kitchen. ...

Wed May 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

World renowned theoretical physicist and writer, Lee Smolin, and Globe and Mail staff science reporter, Ivan Semeniuk, discuss Smolin's latest book which suggests that the problems which have long plagued the field of quantum...

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

In 1971, the bestselling memoir The Happy Hooker by Xaviera Hollander 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 Sep 03, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Taylor Memorial

Members of Crime Writers of Canada introduce, read passages, and talk about their crime and mystery books that take place in and around the city of Toronto.

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...

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...

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...

Wed Aug 14, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Join author Etta Kaner as she shares her book "Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?" and learn how animals keep warm in some unusual ways. Be prepared to have fun creating your own unusual animals! ...