Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The Process of Writing
Thu Nov 15, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Humber Bay

In this 90 minute workshop, author, Anubha Mehta, will give examples on how and where to start developing the plot, how to generate ideas and how to start writing. Learn what makes a story engaging and how to identify the el...

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 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 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 Renée Pellerin: The Breast Cancer Conspiracy
Mon Oct 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

For decades, women have been told that mammograms save lives. Yet the evidence from many scientists shows that screenings may do more harm than good. So who is causing women and doctors to buy in to myths about breast cancer ...

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 ...

Icon of the event Get that Grant! Tips for Canadian Writers
Tue Nov 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 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 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 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 Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall: Hungover: One Man's Quest for the cure
Tue Dec 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Journalist Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall rose to fame after he spent a year undercover, living with the homeless in Toronto's infamous Tent City, and recounted the experience in his first book, Down to This. He now returns to disc...