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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 Getting Published in Literary Magazines
Thu Mar 08, 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 discussion of editors from literary magazines (Meaghan Strimas, editor at The Humbe...

Icon of the event Dr. Frankenstein's Laboratory for Hybrid Writing
Sat Mar 10, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Who says that a story has to have a beginning, middle and end - in that order? Why can't poetry be prosaic? Cutup, mix up, reframe and reimagine existing source texts, and invent hybrid creations that defy categorization. Pre...

Icon of the event Toronto Revealed: Documenting Hidden Toronto
Mon Mar 12, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A lively conversation with writers and illustrators who capture new perspectives into the city around us, featuring Shawn Micallef, Catherine Hernandez and Michael Cho. ...

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 Health Advocacy Inc.: A Reading with Sharon Batt
Wed Mar 14, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for a thought-provoking reading from the book "Health Advocacy Inc.: How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement." ...

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: An Interview with Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence
Thu Mar 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library Writer in Residence Ayelet Tsabari discusses the writer's life and craft. Ayelet's debut story collection The Best Place on Earth, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wal...

Icon of the event Degrees of Failure: University Education in Decline
Tue Mar 27, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author Randle Nelsen brings together such diverse topics as campus parking, college sports, helicopter parents, edu-tainment, and the use of technology in teaching, to show how continuing forms of inequity are maintained and ...

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 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...