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Icon of the event Freethinker: The Life and Works of Éva Circé-Côté
Tue May 08, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Historian Andrée Lévesque discusses the life and works of Éva Circé-Côté, a Québécois poet, playwright, journalist and feminist who fought for equality and secularism in the first four decades of the t...

Icon of the event The Comics Code Authority, The Cold War, Censorship and The History of Comics
Tue Feb 27, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Centennial

In celebration of Freedom to Read week, author, illustrator and educator Tory Woollcott will be discussing how censorship and cold war politics stifled the North American comics industry, and how those effects are still being...

Icon of the event Dr. Frankenstein's Laboratory for Hybrid Writing
Sat Mar 10, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Who says that a story has to have a beginning, middle and end - in that order? Why can't poetry be prosaic? Cutup, mix up, reframe and reimagine existing source texts, and invent hybrid creations that defy categorization. Pre...

Icon of the event Juvenal: Ancient Rome's greatest curmudgeon! Why was he so angry?
Sat Apr 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Shakespearean actor and Classics PhD Christopher Kelk will introduce the sixteen satires of the Roman poet Juvenal and read from his verse translation of Juvenal's work published in 2010.

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: An Interview with Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence
Thu Mar 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library Writer in Residence Ayelet Tsabari discusses the writer's life and craft. Ayelet's debut story collection The Best Place on Earth, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wal...

Icon of the event Food Sustainability with Author Sonia Faruqi
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Sonia Faruqi left a successful Wall Street career path to investigate animal farms around the world, a journey profiled in her critically acclaimed book ...

Icon of the event The Other Shelf: Will Aitken and Anne Carson on Antigone Undone
Fri May 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A memoir that explores translating the ancient Greek drama into an internationally touring stage performance.

Icon of the event Writing Immigration Memoirs: Drop-in Workshops
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, is also an immigrant and ESL writer who writes in her second language. She will lead informal, drop-in wo...


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Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...

Icon of the event Imbolo Mbue: Behold the Dreamers
Wed Apr 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imbolo Mbue's ...