Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event THE OTHER SHELF. Tariq Ali on His Hero, Eduardo Galeano - RUSH ONLY
Fri Oct 26, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 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 forms an hour before the event starts. ...

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

Erwan Larher was enjoying a rock concert in Paris' Bataclan Theater on November 13, 2015, when the firing started in what is now known as one of the most gruesome terror attacks in Europe. In this genre-bending, deeply moving...

Icon of the event Jordan Tannahill: Where Does a Body End?
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Known as one of Canada's most accomplished artists and playwrights, Jordan Tannahill presents his debut novel, Liminal, an exploration of what it means to be human through a 'lushly intelligent' portrait of millennials. ...

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 Patrick deWitt: A Mother/Son Caper
Wed Oct 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of 2018's most anticipated books, Patrick deWitt discusses his darkly comic novel, French Exit, about a wealthy widow in dire financial straits, and her adult son who flee New York for Paris in the wake of scandal and fin...

Icon of the event Hockey Fight in Canada with Author David Shoalts
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Veteran sportswriter, David Shoalts covers the story of how CBC lost ...

Icon of the event Glynnis MacNicol: No One Tells You This
Thu Nov 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Popular feminist writer Glynnis MacNicol presents her memoir, No One Tells You This, where she questions the expectations of marriage and family still placed on women, and reflects on what it means to be a successful woman to...

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 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 Alanna Mitchell: The Spinning Magnet
Mon Nov 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

In 2014, science journalist Alanna Mitchell turned her award-winning 2010 book Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis into a one-woman theatre show, and performed it across Canada to much acclaim. She now presents The Spinning ...