Author Talks & Lectures

Fri Mar 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of the story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, along with five novels, most recently Boy, Snow, Bird, which was a finalist for the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She was the recipient ...

Tue Apr 02, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Albert Woodfox served more than four decades in solitary confinement―in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana―all for a crime he did not commit. ...

Thu Mar 14, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and journalist James FitzGerald discusses his life and craft. His ...

Thu May 16, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Adult & children's author Cary Fagan discusses the writer?s life and craft. Cary?s 6 novels and 3 story collections include ...

Mon Apr 29, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Using compelling historical evidence, Pascoe discusses his book, Dark Emu, which reveals that Aboriginal systems of food production and land management have been understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history--a...

Mon Apr 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Andre Dubus III is the author of Dirty Love, The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand and Fog (a finalist for the National Book Award), and Townie, winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.

Mon May 06, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In luscious prose, the author discusses her book, The Chef's Secret, which serves up power, intrigue, and passion, bringing Renaissance Italy to life in a delectable fashion. ...

Mon Feb 25, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Come join Burkhard Mausberg, former CEO of Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and current Commissioner of the Niagara Escarpment Commission, as he presents his award-winning book, ...

Mon Mar 04, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ingrid Rojas Contreras talks about Fruit of the Drunken Tree, a coming-of-age story of female empowerment, set in the Narco-world of Pablo Escobar. This novel is a powerful testament to the impossible choices women are often ...

Tue Mar 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Journalist and author Aatish Taseer discusses The Twice-Born, a memoir of personal reckoning and self-discovery that revolves around questions of culture and politics and explores India's future as a nation. ...