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Author Talks & Lectures

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 Daily Poetics:  How to Make Poetry Into A Way of Life with Samuel Guest
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Poet and blogger Samuel Guest will delve into what it means to add poetry into your daily life. He will explain how personal experience is a key part of poetry, and how writing and reading poetry can bring a better understan...

Icon of the event The World Inside and Around a Beehive
Wed Apr 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Come and discover the many direct benefits of pleasure beekeeping, and the innovative solutions that open it now to general public. Anatole Yarmosh, PhD, author of "The World Inside and Around a Beehive" book series and 4th g...

Icon of the event The 15th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture with Judith Dawson
Thu Apr 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Whimsy and Amusement of Early Children's Advertising Booklets...

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 Alternate Realities with Liz Harmer and Harriet Alida Lye
Wed May 16, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Award-winning writer Liz Harmer and acclaimed editor and writer Harriet Alida Lye present their seductive and mysterious debut 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, ...

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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 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 Losing Newfoundland in Madeline Ashby's Company Town: Playing a Rigged Game
Thu Jun 21, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Madeline Ashby's CBC Reads finalist, Company Town is a dystopian novel envisioning a futuristic Newfoundland in which characters exist at a significant remove from their culture, their bodies, and the natural world. Ashby's b...