Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Susan Orlean: The Library Book
Tue Nov 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Susan Orlean, the bestselling author of The Orchid Thief, and staff writer for The New Yorker discusses her new novel, a dazzling love letter to one of our most beloved institutions, libraries. ...

Icon of the event Jay Baruchel: Born Into Hockey
Thu Nov 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Writer, actor, director and comedian, Jay Baruchel, is also part owner and chief creative officer of Chapterhouse Comics. He is best known for his roles in Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder, This Is the End, Almost Famous, Million D...

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 ...

Icon of the event Rebecca Traister: The Power of Angry Women
Wed Nov 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Rebecca Traister talks about her latest book, Good and Mad, which explores the ways that women's anger has long been viewed - and how 2018 could well mark a turning point in how women's anger can transform society. ...

Icon of the event The Communist Manifesto as Graphic Novel
Thu Nov 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

On the 200th anniversary year of the birth of Karl Marx, Martin Rowson, one of the UK's best comics editorialists and artists, discusses his graphic novel adaption of The Communist Manifesto and its enduring legacy.

Icon of the event Beverley McLachlin: Justice for Everyone
Mon Dec 03, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In January 2000, Beverley McLachlin was appointed Chief Justice of Canada, the first woman to ever hold the position. In those nearly 18 years, McLachlin oversaw cases that involved key decisions about religion, Quebec secess...

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Kate Morton: The Clockmaker's Daughter
Tue Oct 16, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kate Morton is the author of five bestselling novels, including The Lake House. Hear her discuss her latest mystery, The Clockmaker's Daughter, the story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their shadow across ...

Icon of the event Anthony Rose: The Last Schmaltz
Wed Oct 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Anthony Rose is known as Toronto's King of Comfort Food, the Don of Dupont, and the Sultan of Smoked Meat. ...

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: An Interview with Kenneth Oppel
Thu Dec 06, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning YA/children's author Kenneth Oppel discusses the writer's life and craft. Kenneth's 32 books include the Governor General Award-winner ...

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...