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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Meet Authors Harriet Alida Lye and Ele Pawelski
Wed Sep 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Join us for an author reading featuring two local debut novelists.

Icon of the event Michael Haynes: Newfoundland to Ontario on the Trans-Canada Trail
Mon Sep 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Michael Haynes is a leading authority on trail development in Canada and the author of The Best of the Great Trail, Volume 1: Newfoundland to Southern Ontario on the Trans-Canada Trail.

Icon of the event Dimitri Nasrallah: The Bleeds
Tue Oct 02, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Award-winning Qu├ębec writer Dimitri Nasrallah talks about his latest novel, The Bleeds, about a powerful family in a fictional land in the Middle East and their attempts to exert and maintain power while destroying their own ...

Icon of the event Sydney Smith - Small in the City: Building a Picture Book
Thu Oct 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books' 12th Annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture is presented by Governor General's Award-winning children's book artist Sydney Smith. Using his forthcoming book Small in the Cit...

Icon of the event Bringing Back the Birds
Tue Oct 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Canada's north is home to a songbird nursery of billions of migratory birds who undergo a spectacular annual migration to warmer latitude to escape winter. Decades of monitoring have shown steep declines in many species but n...

Icon of the event Howard Ackler: Splitsville
Thu Nov 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Toronto writer Howard Ackler presents his new novel, Splitsville, about how Toronto said no to the Spadina Expressway in the 1970s. Ackler weaves together a love affair with a tale of citizens fighting for their community and...

Icon of the event Tamara Faith Berger: Queen Solomon
Thu Nov 08, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Toronto writer Tamara Faith Berger?s presents Queen Solomon, an intriguing novel that explores the troubled, erotic awakening of two teenagers, while drawing her readers into a polemic of philosophical and sexual politics, an...

Icon of the event Jan Thornhill: On Capturing Children's Ecological Imagination
Thu Nov 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Award-winning author and illustrator Jan Thornhill will speak at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books' 31st Helen E. Stubbs Lecture about the methods she has used in her nature-based children's books to encourage ...

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Thu Nov 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

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 ...