Author Talks & Lectures

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 ...

Thu Jun 06, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Author James D.M. Stewart will be talking about his debut book ...

Thu May 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

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...

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.

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...

Fri May 10, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

Learn about the philosophy and holistic practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In overview of the principles and methods that practitioners apply in promoting well-being, recognizing the causes behind illness and est...

Wed May 01, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Humber Bay

A two time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Terry Fallis is the award wining author of six national bestsellers. Call 416-394-5300 to register for this program. The Award Winning Book Club will be reading the ...

Thu Jun 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Zalika Reid-Benta appears in conversation to discuss her debut book Frying Plantain. In this stunning short story collection, Zalika Reid-Benta artfully depicts the tensions between mothers and daughters, second-generation Ca...

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...

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...