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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...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Feb 17
Sat Mar 03
Sat Mar 17
Sat Mar 31
Sat Apr 21
Icon of the event Martin Amis: The Rub of Time
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 Haunted Hospitals: Eerie Tales about Hospitals and Other Institutions
Tue Feb 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hospitals are places of healing, places of birth and death, places of hope and despair. Given the intense emotions experienced in these buildings, is it any wonder when some echoes of the past linger indefinitely? Join author...

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 Thuy: 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 Thuy returns with Vi, exploring the lives, loves and struggles of Vietnamese refugees as they reinvent themselves in new lands....

Icon of the event Traditional Storytelling with Melanie Florence
Sat Jan 20, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Celebrate Family Literacy Month at Parkdale! Explore traditional storytelling and folktales with author Melanie Florence, and enjoy a reading from her latest picture book, Stolen Words....

Icon of the event Meet Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence, Spring 2018
Mon Feb 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers. Free. No registration requi...

Icon of the event A Place Near the Front with author William G. Herbert
Sat Feb 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Join us at Parkdale Branch to hear William G. Herbert read from his latest novel A Place Near the Front....

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...

Icon of the event Wish You Were Here: Evoking Place in Memoir
Sat May 05, 2018 | 9:30 am - 1:30 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 workshop on techniques to approach writing about place in your memoir, and to thinking of...