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Icon of the event Randy Boyagoda: Prin's Original Sin
Wed Oct 03, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Novelist, critic and academic, Randy Boyagoda's latest novel, Original Prin, is a strangely funny novel about religion in a modern, secular world. ...

Icon of the event Abyssinian Nomad
Wed Oct 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The book by Maskarm Haile has an alternate title: an African woman's journey of love, loss and adventure from Cape to Cairo. Compiled and written as a personal journal and travel memoir, it includes events and private letters...

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 ad...

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

An international bestseller since its publication in 1978, The World According to Garp established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. ...

Icon of the event THE OTHER SHELF. Dubravka Ugresic: A View from Europe
Fri Sep 21, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the leading public intellectuals in Europe, Croatian writer Dubravka Ugresic has spent decades providing commentary and a unique perspective on the European condition. ...

Icon of the event Charles Frazier: Varina
Wed Nov 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In his powerful new novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War. ...

Icon of the event Get that Grant! Tips for Canadian Writers
Tue Nov 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Writers of all levels are invited to learn the dos and don?ts of navigating the public funding landscape with representatives from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts. Presented by ...

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 Indigenous Writers' Gathering
Tue Oct 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Katherena Vermette, Tracey Lindberg and Cherie Dimaline in conversation about their award winning novels, their experiences as Indigenous writers in Canada, and the successes and difficulties they face. ...

Icon of the event Wab Kinew: Go Show the World
Mon Sep 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Inspired by Barack Obama's Of Thee I Sing, Wab Kinew celebrates the stories of Indigenous people throughout time. ...