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Icon of the event Dystopia in Dubai: Deepak Unnikrishnan's Temporary People
Wed Jun 06, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Eglinton Square

Unnikrishnan's novel Temporary People revolves around a set of guest workers in the United Arab Emirates. South Asian, African, and South East Asian guest workers live in the UAE on privatized work visas without legal protect...

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Tue May 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy (Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars) tells the story of making Mars into a habitable planet. It explores climate change, revolution, and scientific communication in an environment where no one...

Icon of the event Writing Poetry Outside the Blocks: A Reading and Workshop with Gary Barwin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Celebrate National Poetry Month with acclaimed writer and poet Gary Barwin. ...

Icon of the event The Fruitful City - The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest
Wed Jun 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

When was the last time you considered eating fruit from a city tree? In Toronto alone, volunteers with Not Far From the Tree have picked almost 150,000 pounds of fruit since 2008. In The Fruitful City, Toronto author Helena M...

Icon of the event Reefer Madness? Facts, Fictions and Myths about Medical Cannabis
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Is cannabis addictive? Can it cause schizophrenia? The answers to these questions may not be as simple as they are often portrayed to be.

Icon of the event Finding the Dream
Tue May 08, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Authors Carrianne Leung and Djamila Ibrahim discuss their new novels, ...

Icon of the event Bangladeshi Love Stories
Wed May 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Described as "riveting," "masterful" and "elegantly-composed," activist Arif Anwar presents his debut novel, ...

Icon of the event Motherhood with Sheila Heti
Thu Jun 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Internationally acclaimed author Sheila Heti brings to light some radical and essential questions about womanhood, parenthood, and how - and for whom - to live as she discusses her new book, ...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Mar 27, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Arlene Gehmacher presents: Brushing it in the Rough: Early Canadian Artists at Work.

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Mar 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Michael Mirolla, Rebecca Papucaru & Hugh Graham read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov. This is a PEN Empty Chair Event.