Author Talks & Lectures

Wed Apr 24, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Best-selling author, Joanna Goodman, reads from her new novel, ...

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...

Mon May 13, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

This talk concerns the interplay between actual historical figures and the tale the novel tells. The illustrated talk fits this novel based on Toronto's history, within Toronto's history itself. "It took so great a labour," ...

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 Jun 12, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Robert Lewis, former Editor-in-Chief of ...

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...

Mon Jun 03, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Join our discussion with Arif Anwar, author of The Storm. Arif was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, just miles from the Bay of Bengal. He previously worked for BRAC, one of the world's largest non-governmental organizations, o...

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...