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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Gardening for the Future
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Learn about all the ways that gardening can result in positive environmental change. Lorraine Johnson, author of 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens will talk about native plant gardens and how they:...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 30
Tue Mar 27
Icon of the event Author Visit: E.M. McCann,
Sat Apr 07, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Join us for a visit from local author E.M McCann for a discussion on her book "Larry the Dromedary". For school aged children ages 7 and up and their caregivers.

Icon of the event Literary Love: Authors on Writing and Marriage
Mon Jan 22, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Married authors Rebecca Rosenblum and Mark Sampson both released popular and critically acclaimed novels in 2017. The couple will read from their work and discuss their writing along with the joys and challenges of being marr...

Icon of the event Radio Okapi Kindu: The Station That Helped Bring Peace to the Congo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

When Jennifer Bakody arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2004, she faced the hardest and most inspiring job an idealistic young journalist from Nova Scotia could ever imagine. Six years of war involving eight c...

Icon of the event Eye of the Storm: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis
Mon Apr 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Based on his book, Antony Anderson will present a talk on how Canada's greatest diplomat, Lester Pearson helped solve the 1956 Suez Crisis. In the process, Pearson persuaded the UN General Assembly to establish its first peac...

Icon of the event Yearning for Freedom
Tue May 15, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Calls Across the Pacific tells the story of Nina Huang who flees the Cultural Revolution to America in 1969. Years later, she writes to denounce Mao's regime. As a Canadian freelance writer, she risks her freedom and life to ...

Icon of the event Gardening for the Future
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Learn about all the ways that gardening can result in positive environmental change. Lorraine Johnson, author of 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens will talk about native plant gardens and how they:...

Icon of the event An African Story with authors Dwayne and Uchenwa Genus
Tue Feb 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Dwayne and Uchenwa discuss their first novel and share the historical biography of Nkechi Iroaga's life growing up in Nigeria and her experience during the Nigerian-Biafran civil war in the 1960's, and how she escaped to Cana...

Icon of the event Handmade: Food, Memory and Recipes from Sri Lanka
Sat Jan 27, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Malvern

In honor of Tamil Heritage Month, join us for a book discussion on "Handmade: Stories of strength shared through recipes from the women of Sri Lanka."...