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Icon of the event THE OTHER SHELF. Erwan Larher: The Book I Didn't Want to Write
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In 2015, French novelist Erwan Larher was out celebrating with friends when Paris was suddenly under siege. Taking refuge inside the Bataclan Theatre, the epicentre of the attack, he witnessed the entire unfolding of events t...

Icon of the event Iain Reid: Friend or Foe
Wed Aug 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Iain Reid is the author of two critically acclaimed, award-winning books of non-fiction. ...

Icon of the event Gill Paul: Wives of Princes
Wed Sep 12, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Gill Paul is a bestselling author of historical fiction. ...

Icon of the event Gary Shteyngart: Lake Success
Mon Oct 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Gary Shteyngart is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Little Failure (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) and the novels Super Sad True Love Story (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize)...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Daniel Perry and Justin Million read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.

Icon of the event Brian Goldman: Empathy and the Power of Kindness
Thu Sep 13, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Veteran emergency room physician Dr. Brian Goldman circled the planet trying to find the most empathic people. He presents his findings from this quest to understand how and why kindness is so vital to our existence. In conve...

Icon of the event Anne T. Donahue: A Beautiful Disaster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the author of the popular newsletter That's What She Said, Nobody Cares is a frank, funny personal essay collection about work, failure, feminism, and the messy business of being alive in your twenties and thirties. ...

Icon of the event Natasha Kanapé-Fontaine with Deni Ellis Béchard: Conversation about Racism
Thu Oct 11, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Indigenous artist and actress, and one of Quebec?s best known young poets, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, in conversation with American/Quebecois writer Deni Ellis Béchard about their joint work which explores the history of anti-I...

Icon of the event 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 Ryan North: How to Invent Everything
Fri Sep 21, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ryan North is the New York Times-bestselling author of two chooseable-path Shakespeare books, Romeo and/or Juliet and To Be or Not to Be. ...