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...

Thu Aug 15, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Cliffcrest

Author Malcolm Bernstein shares touching stories from his family's life with his dog Ben and answers questions about animal care and the responsibilities that come with pet ownership. Children will be invited to draw and talk...

Thu Aug 22, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Cliffcrest

Award-winning crime fiction authors Melodie Campbell, Alison Bruce and Joan O'Callaghan will discuss the world of writing, where authors get their ideas, how to get published - and much more. Space is limited. Registration...

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 28
Thu Jul 11, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Cliffcrest

Join us for a fun and informal discussion presented by the Crime Writers of Canada. Topics include the state of crime fiction today and mysteries written with a focus on Toronto.

Wed Jun 05, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

80 years ago, a Jewish man escaped Nazi persecution in Austria and resettled in Shanghai. As a refugee, he had a life, a career as the concertmaster of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. He appreciated the safe haven afforded h...

Tue Jun 11, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Authors David Silverberg and Paola Ferrante read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.

Mon Sep 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Peter Edwards, Toronto Star columnist, has covered organized crime in the GTA for many years. He will talk about how the mob, millenials, biker gangs and cartels have changed the world of organized crime in recent years.

Tue Jun 04, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Sherlock Holmes has a troubled relationship with labour, often oscillating between cocaine and ambition, between the drowsiness occasioned by the drug and the energy inherent in his character. This lecture focuses on The Houn...

Mon Jun 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Mary Druce talks about her first book Nellie's Journey