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Author Talks & Lectures

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 May 29
Icon of the event Lost and Found: Orphan 32 Goes Home
Tue May 22, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Two year old Thanh Campbell was one of 57 war orphans rescued from Vietnam in 1975. As part of Operation Babylift, these children were flown out of Saigon, brought to Toronto, and adopted into Canadian families. They were bro...

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Thu May 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Charlotte Fielden's newest book: WHO WILL REMEMBER? Is a crime novel about a group of seniors who participate in a clinical trial for Alzheimer's in Mexico, and find unexpected challenges, rewards, and fulfillment. Q & A and ...

Icon of the event Meet With Award Winner Author- Michael Redhill
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

Michael Redhill talks about the inspiration and ideas behind his Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novel, Bellevue Square, illustrating the talk with selected readings from the novel. Q&A and book signing to followed.

Icon of the event Imagining technology: the genius of J. M. W. Turner's
Thu May 31, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Join Professor Duffy to discuss J. M. W. Turner's ...

Icon of the event Writing Workshop with Melanie Florence
Wed Jul 18, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Do you like to write stories? Are you really good at making up characters? We have a 90 minute writing workshop with author, Melanie Florence. Participants will talk about what makes a good story opening and work with story p...

Icon of the event Killing and Counting Vampires in I Am Legend: The Mathematics of Dystopia
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

The publication of I am Legend in 1954, Richard Matheson's novella about a vampire apocalypse, was a pivotal moment in the history of vampire stories. It marks the midpoint between the predator Dracula of Bram Stoker's novel ...