Author Talks & Lectures

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 ...

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. ...

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...

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 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. Though shot through with sadness, the novel is also full of surprising moments of wry humor, and Rabindranath Mahara...

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...

Tue May 07, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

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...

Thu Apr 18, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Écrivain, poète et universitaire franco-tuniso-canadien, Hédi Bouraoui est né à Sfax, Tunisie. Éduqué en France, il a passé la plus grande partie de sa vie au Canada où il a enseigné à l'Université York, Toronto. ...