Author Talks & Lectures

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 ...

Icon of the event Lisa Moore: Something for Everyone
Tue Sep 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Internationally acclaimed author Lisa Moore presents her third collection of stories, Something for Everyone. Moore?s image-driven style, fully-imagined characters and subtly crafted narratives take us on a tour of the fantas...

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

Award-winning Québec writer Dimitri Nasrallah talks with Pasha Mallah 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 des...

Icon of the event *CANCELLED*Best Books for Fall
Wed Oct 17, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF THE YORKVILLE BRANCH FOR ROOF REPAIRS,THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THE SPRING OF 2019.

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 Graphic Artist Eric Kim
Sat Oct 20, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

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

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 Another Country, Another Life: An Evening with Patrick Boyer
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

A young law clerk from England falls in love in 19th-century New York and reinvents himself in Canada. Quiet Isaac Jelfs led many lives: a scapegoated law clerk in England; a soldier in the mad Crimean War; a lawyer on swirli...

Icon of the event The Process of Writing
Thu Nov 15, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Humber Bay

In this 90 minute workshop, author, Anubha Mehta, will give examples on how and where to start developing the plot, how to generate ideas and how to start writing. Learn what makes a story engaging and how to identify the el...

Icon of the event Croisée des mots : Didier Leclair
Thu Nov 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Didier Leclair est né en 1967 à Montréal. Il quitte son pays de naissance très tôt pour l'Afrique où ses parents d'origine rwandaise décident de ramener la famille. Il grandit dans différents pays francophones. En 1987, il qu...