Author Talks & Lectures

Tue Apr 16, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Meet the 2019 jury, finalists and winners of the Toronto Star Short Story Contest. Jurors include City Librarian Vickery Bowles, Toronto Star Books Editor Deborah Dundas, author Carrianne Leung and former Toronto Star Theatre...

Tue Apr 16, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Get Ready to Read! Representatives from Penguin Random House and HarperCollins Canada present the best hidden gems and not-to-miss releases from their Spring 2019 lists.

Thu Apr 18, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Écrivain, poète et universitaire franco-tuniso-canadien, Hédi Bouraoui est né à Sfax, Tunisie. Éduqué en France, il a passé la plus grande partie de sa vie au Canada où il a enseigné à l'Université York, Toronto. ...

Thu May 02, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Ann Hui is The Globe and Mail's National Food Reporter and uses food as a lens to explore public policy, health, the environment, science and technology. Her new book ...

Thu May 09, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

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 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Dans son livre « Avant après », un mélange engageant de journalisme, d'essais, de mémoires et d'analyse politique, le journaliste québécois Frédérick Lavoie tente de tester une question simple: la littérature (en particulier ...

Thu May 23, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Hélène Koscielniak est une auteure originaire du Nord de l'Ontario. Elle a travaillé dans le domaine d'éducation et s'est impliquée dans plusieurs organismes connexes, Direction générale de la condition féminine de l'Ontario...

Thu May 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Antanas Sileika is the author of five books of fiction and a memoir. His new book Provisionally Yours is set in post-war Lithuania and follows former White counterintelligence office Justas Adamonis who too quickly finds hims...

Thu Jun 13, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Très bien connu pour son écriture d'essayiste, romancier, critique littéraire et chroniqueur historique pour plusieurs périodiques francophones du sud de l'Ontario, Paul-François Sylvestre est l'auteur d'une vingtaine d'étude...

Tue Jun 18, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Alistair MacLeod's Island comprises a lifetime of toil as a short fiction writer - a grand total of sixteen lovingly rendered, meticulously honed stories preoccupied mostly with the lives, loves and labour of twentieth centur...