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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 Motherhood with Sheila Heti
Thu Jun 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Internationally acclaimed author Sheila Heti brings to light some radical and essential questions about womanhood, parenthood, and how - and for whom - to live as she discusses her new book, ...

Icon of the event Yearning for Freedom
Tue May 15, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Calls Across the Pacific tells the story of Nina Huang who flees the Cultural Revolution to America in 1969. Years later, she writes to denounce Mao's regime. As a Canadian freelance writer, she risks her freedom and life to ...

Icon of the event Bad Singer - Good Singer
Thu May 03, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Join author Tim Falconer (Bad Singer) and singer-songwriter and educator Tyler Ellis as they explore the culture, the science, the joy, and the gut-wrenching fear of raising your voice in song.

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...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue May 08, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Rob Rolfe, Lillian Necakov and Larry Jensen read and perform.

Icon of the event Nevil Shute's On the Beach, Oppenheimer, and the Slow Apocalypse
Tue May 08, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

"The way the world ends/[is] not with a bang but a whimper." This epigraph from T.S. Eliot's "Hollow Men" opens On the Beach wherein the earth's Northern hemisphere has been completely irradiated by nuclear weapons and the re...

Icon of the event Writing Poetry Outside the Blocks: A Reading and Workshop with Gary Barwin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Celebrate National Poetry Month with acclaimed writer and poet Gary Barwin. ...