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Icon of the event Ten Tips for Writing Great Memoirs - NEW DATE
Mon May 14, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will give a presentation on how to turn lived experience into literary art. Learn to locate the stori...

Icon of the event Fighting Dirty: How a small community took on big trash
Tue Apr 10, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Queens University professor and environmentalist, Dr. Poh-Gek Fokert, explores how a small group of farmers, small-town residents, and Indigenous people waged a ten year struggle against the world's largest garbage company wi...

Icon of the event Kim Thúy: Vi
Wed Apr 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The perfect complement to the exquisitely wrought novels Ru and Man, Canada Reads winner Kim Thúy returns with Vi, exploring the lives, loves and struggles of Vietnamese refugees as they reinvent themselves in new lands. Hear...

Icon of the event Writing Immigration Memoirs: Drop-in Workshops
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, is also an immigrant and ESL writer who writes in her second language. She will lead informal, drop-in wo...


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Icon of the event Conform, Fail, Repeat: How Power Distorts Collective Action
Tue Mar 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Contemporary social movements often face no-win choices between conformity and failure. With special attention to LGBTQ politics and the G20 protests in Toronto, author Christopher Samuel explores how power and dominance forc...

Icon of the event Food Sustainability with Author Sonia Faruqi
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Sonia Faruqi left a successful Wall Street career path to investigate animal farms around the world, a journey profiled in her critically acclaimed book...

Icon of the event Writing Memoir
Wed Apr 04, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will lead a panel of authors who have written memoirs (Chelene Knight, author of Dear Current Occupan...

Icon of the event The Other Shelf: Will Aitken and Anne Carson on Antigone Undone
Fri May 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A memoir that explores translating the ancient Greek drama into an internationally touring stage performance....

Icon of the event Martin Amis: The Rub of Time--SOLD OUT
Thu Feb 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

For more than thirty years, Martin Amis has written on an astonishing range of topics: politics, sports, celebrity, America and literature....

Icon of the event S.O.S. Alternatives to Capitalism
Tue Apr 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Recent financial crises, white collar crime and growing income inequality have led to disenchantment and dissatisfaction with capitalism. Author Richard Swift examines various alternatives to the capitalism, including sociali...