Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Equality of Power: Solutions to the Unfair Treatment of Women
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A three-part lecture series by lawyer, activist and former Chatelaine legal columnist, Linda Silver Dranoff.

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 23
Tue Nov 20
Icon of the event Jay Ingram: The Science of Why
Wed Nov 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of Canada's most popular science authors, Jay Ingram presents the third installment of his best-selling series, The Science of Why, which explores questions that we often think about but rarely resolve, like why do we cri...

Icon of the event Tayari Jones: An American Marriage
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo. ...

Icon of the event Philippa Dowding Reads from Blackwells and the Briny Deep and Drawing Contest
Sat Oct 27, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Come hear local author Philippa Dowding read from her latest book ...

Icon of the event True-Crime Tales
Tue Dec 04, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Four veteran true-crime writers discuss their attraction to the genre, how they broke into the field and the challenges involved in writing about difficult topics. The authors will offer anecdotes about their research and wri...

Icon of the event Aminder Dhaliwal: Woman World
Thu Nov 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Aminder Dhaliwal discusses the new print edition of her wildly popular Instagram comic, Woman World, about a world with no men. Readers everywhere will now understand what her 150K followers already know: Dhaliwal's voice add...

Icon of the event Polyamorous:  A Reading and Conversation with Author Jenny Yuen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Polyamorous looks at how people across Canada are giving themselves a choice to love another way, how these relationships are defined in the modern world, and why many are fighting for the legal right to love who - and how ma...

Icon of the event Jeremy Dutcher: Honouring Ancestral Voices
Wed Dec 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Canadian sensation Jeremy Dutcher, a classically trained Indigenous singer/songwriter and musicologist, who won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, Canada's most prestigious music award, for his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. He...

Icon of the event Tariq Ali: Where Did the Left Go? - RUSH ONLY
Fri Oct 26, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

UPDATE: this event is now sold out. It is possible that a few rush seats will be available at the door. The rush line usually starts to form half an hour before doors open. ...

Icon of the event John Irving: 40 Years With Garp
Tue Dec 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

John Irving is one of the most creative and beloved in America. Nominated for a National Book Award three times and winning for his novel ...