Author Talks & Lectures

Wed Apr 03, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Suzanne Methot, a Nehiyaw (Cree) writer, editor, educator, and community worker, shares her own and others' stories to trace the roots of colonial trauma and the mechanisms by which trauma has become intergenerational, and sh...

Wed Mar 06, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Johnny Bower came to be known as one of the greatest Toronto Maple Leafs of all time. He was known as a tough, ageless player who wanted nothing more than to be in the crease night after night. He spent eleven seasons with t...

Tue Mar 05, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Toronto true-crime author Nate Hendley will discuss his book ...

Wed May 15, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

The issue of labour, of how society determines the value of an individual?s time, energy and resources, haunts Charles Dickens' Great Expectations like an omnipresent spectre. The novel takes its shape around the rise and fa...

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

Samra Zafar arrived in Canada as a teenage bride in an arranged marriage, and faced over a decade of oppression and opposition. Refusing to give up, she took the courageous step to leave her marriage and build a new life for ...

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 Hou...

Wed Mar 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

With The Gown, Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. The Gown is an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the t...

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...

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 Mar 26
Tue May 28
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 ...