Author Talks & Lectures

Wed May 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

At 15, Samra Zafar had big dreams for herself. She was going to go to university, and forge her own path. Then with almost no warning, those dreams were pulled away from her when she was suddenly married to a stranger at 17 a...

Mon Apr 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Kristen Worley is the first athlete to legally challenge the gender policies of the International Olympic Committee and related international sports bodies, which she successfully argued were designed to discriminate against ...

Wed May 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

In his new book, which is as personal as it's historical, Dere looks at the impacts of the Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Act on the Chinese-Canadian community - and the way forward. He argues that the discrimination of the p...

Thu Apr 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Toronto children's writer Andrew Larsen, author of The Man Who Loved Libraries: the Story of Andrew Carnegie, for the 16th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books. Andrew will t...

Wed Jul 10, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

Rediscover Toronto history through walking and exploration of city limits. Edward Brown presents his nonfiction book, ...

Mon Apr 29, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

What is the history of the Eastern section of Toronto? How do residents describe living there? How are changes in the locality being experienced?...

Thu Jun 20, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Elena Ferrante follows the friendship of Elena and Lila through Italy's tumultuous post-war period across all four of The Neapolitan Novels; but this talk focuses mainly on the third, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, which...

Tue May 14, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Authors Steve Venright and Ricardo Sternberg read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.