Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Jordan Tannahill: Where Does a Body End?
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Known as one of Canada's most accomplished artists and playwrights, Jordan Tannahill presents his debut novel, Liminal, an exploration of what it means to be human through a 'lushly intelligent' portrait of millennials. ...

Icon of the event Glynnis MacNicol: No One Tells You This
Thu Nov 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Popular feminist writer Glynnis MacNicol presents her memoir, No One Tells You This, where she questions the expectations of marriage and family still placed on women, and reflects on what it means to be a successful woman to...

Icon of the event Alanna Mitchell: The Spinning Magnet
Mon Nov 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

In 2014, science journalist Alanna Mitchell turned her award-winning 2010 book Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis into a one-woman theatre show, and performed it across Canada to much acclaim. She now presents ...

Icon of the event Philippa Dowding Reads from Blackwells and the Briny Deep and Drawing Contest
Sat Oct 27, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Come hear local author Philippa Dowding read from her latest book ...

Icon of the event Si Mangia! Memories, Lessons and Recipes from Italian Immigrant Life
Tue Feb 05, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Author, Luciana Longo will read from her cookbook/memoir, 'Si Mangia! Memories, Lessons and Recipes from Italian Immigrant Life' and share the secrets to making the perfect tiramisu! There will be an opportunity to ask questi...

Icon of the event Storytime Play: The Pirate and the Penguin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 | 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Visit us on Saturday December 8th for a special storytime featuring local author Patricia Storms. A performance of Patricia's book ...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Nov 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Authors Mugabi Byenkya and Merle Nudelman read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.

Icon of the event Renée Pellerin: The Breast Cancer Conspiracy
Mon Oct 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

For decades, women have been told that mammograms save lives. Yet the evidence from many scientists shows that screenings may do more harm than good. So who is causing women and doctors to buy in to myths about breast cancer ...

Icon of the event An Evening with Author, Peter Usher: Joey Jacobson's War
Thu Nov 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Joey Jacobson, a young Jewish man from Westmount on the Island of Montreal, trained as a navigator and bomb-aimer in Western Canada. On arriving in England he was assigned to No. 106 Squadron, a British unit tasked with the b...

Icon of the event The AGO Files: The Canadian Illustrated Collection
Thu Nov 01, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

The Canadian Illustrated collection at the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario was started in the 1950s to document the commercial illustration and design work that members of the Group of Seven ...