Author Talks & Lectures

Fri Jun 14, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

in July 1917, renowned Canadian painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Algonquin Park. Speculators have offered wild theories of his fate. Cultural historian Gregory Klages offers an authoritative re...

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...

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

Mary Druce talks about her first book Nellie's Journey

Tue Jun 04, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Come listen to the acclaimed best-selling novelist and restaurateur, Kim Thúy, as she tells stories and culinary secrets shared by her mother and five of her aunts in her new book, Secrets From My Vietnamese Kitchen. ...

Wed May 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

World renowned theoretical physicist and writer, Lee Smolin, and Globe and Mail staff science reporter, Ivan Semeniuk, discuss Smolin's latest book which suggests that the problems which have long plagued the field of quantum...

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.

Mon May 27, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

In 1971, the bestselling memoir The Happy Hooker by Xaviera Hollander proposed that sex work was a job, not a crime or vice. By refusing to tell the standard story of the prostitute as victim or criminal, Hollander challenged...

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

Make the big banks work for you, not against you! ...

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...

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.