Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Natasha Kanapé Fontaine with Deni Ellis Béchard: Conversation about Racism
Thu Oct 11, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Indigenous artist and actress, and one of Quebec?s best known young poets, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, in conversation with American/Quebecois writer Deni Ellis Béchard about their joint work which explores the history of anti-I...

Icon of the event Ten Decisions: Canada's Best, Worst and Most Far Reaching Decisions of WW2
Thu Nov 08, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Author Larry D. Rose discusses his new book about the chaos of the Second World War when Canada faced cruel choices, both on the battlefield and in the world of politics. Of all these life-and-death choices, ten stand above t...

Icon of the event Maryam Madjidi : rencontre avec l'auteure
Wed Oct 24, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: City Hall

Venez échanger avec Maryam Madjidi, lauréate du prestigieux Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman en 2017, autour de son travail littéraire. Auteure du très remarqué « Marx et la poupée » (Nouvel Attila, 2017), roman autobiographiq...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Oct 09, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Michelle Colistro and Anubha Mehta 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 the myth of breast cancer ...

Icon of the event Dave Bidini: Midnight Light
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Journalist and bestselling author Dave Bidini presents Midnight Light, a tale about his personal experience living and reporting in the Northwest Territories. Bidini describes the difficult realities of the Yellowknife commun...

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. In co...

Icon of the event Natasha Kanapé Fontaine et Deni Ellis Béchard: Conversation sur le racisme
Thu Oct 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: City Hall

Artiste et comédienne autochtone, et l'une des jeunes poètes les plus connues du Québec, en conversation avec l'écrivain américano-québécois Deni Ellis Béchard au sujet de leur livre qui explore à travers leur correspondance ...

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 The Spinning ...

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...