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Icon of the event 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 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 Claire Holden-Rothman: Lear?s Ghost
Tue Sep 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Montréal writer Claire Holden Rothman discusses her latest novel, Lear?s Shadow, which explores loss and love and the ways we seek redemption through art. Hosted by actor, playwright, and Artistic Director of Toronto?s Shakes...

Icon of the event The Fruitful City: the enduring power of the urban food forest
Wed Sep 12, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Toronto professor and author of The Fruitful City, Helena Moncrieff will share local food initiatives and our relationship with food through the fruit trees that dot city streets and yards. Her book also covers horticultural ...

Icon of the event Kim Fu: The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore
Mon Sep 10, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Following the success of her first novel, For Today I Am a Boy, Kim Fu talks about her second novel, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, about a group of young girls who face tragedy at a summer camp, and explores themes of f...

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 Hockey Fight in Canada with Author David Shoalts
Thu Oct 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Veteran sportswriter, David Shoalts covers the story of how CBC lost Hockey Night in Canada and how Rogers? $5.2-billion, twelve-year deal with the NHL to give Hockey Night in Canada didn't work out as planned. ...

Icon of the event Helen Humphreys: Machine Without Horses
Mon Sep 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Celebated Ontario author Helen Humphreys, presents her new novel, Machine Without Horses, where the narrator explores the writerly process of fictionalizing the real-life story of Megan Boyd, who spent her life crafting fly f...

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 Graphic Artist Eric Kim
Wed Sep 19, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Join us for a workshop on creating comic books with Eric Kim, a Korean-Canadian illustrator and comic book creator. He has also worked as an animator, providing storyboarding, concept work and animation services. ...