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Icon of the event Freethinker: The Life and Works of Éva Circé-Côté
Tue May 08, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Historian Andrée Lévesque discusses the life and works of Éva Circé-Côté, a Québécois poet, playwright, journalist and feminist who fought for equality and secularism in the first four decades of the t...

Icon of the event Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian as Dystopia
Wed Jun 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Utopia is the title of Sir Thomas More's playfully ironic 1516 book about an ideal city-state discovered in the New World. "Utopia" is Greek and it literally means "no place," that is, no place could be as good as this. Utop...

Icon of the event Straight Talk on Your Money
Wed Mar 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

In his new book, Straight Talk on Your Money, Doug Hoyes, CA, CPA, skewers 22 of the financial myths that, when followed, lead to financial disaster. Most financial mistakes people make are the result of blindly following con...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week with Jillian Tamaki
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Hear author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki address the importance of intellectual freedom and speak about her challenges around censorship and experience with the banned books list, specially her Governor General's Award winn...

Icon of the event Writing Immigration Memoirs: Drop-in Workshops
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, is also an immigrant and ESL writer who writes in her second language. She will lead informal, drop-in wo...


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Icon of the event The Other Shelf: Will Aitken and Anne Carson on Antigone Undone
Fri May 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A memoir that explores translating the ancient Greek drama into an internationally touring stage performance.

Icon of the event Open Mic Night With Diana Fitzgerald Bryden
Tue Mar 27, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parliament Street

Open Mic Night With Special Guest, Diana Fitzgerald Bryden. Are you a writer with work that should be heard? Read at our open mic night! Work in all genres is welcome. Interested participants should submit the piece that they...

Icon of the event Imbolo Mbue: Behold the Dreamers
Wed Apr 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imbolo Mbue's ...

Icon of the event Daily Poetics:  How to Make Poetry Into A Way of Life with Samuel Guest
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Poet and blogger Samuel Guest will delve into what it means to add poetry into your daily life. He will explain how personal experience is a key part of poetry, and how writing and reading poetry can bring a better understan...

Icon of the event Toronto Revealed: Documenting Hidden Toronto
Mon Mar 12, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A lively conversation with writers and illustrators who capture new perspectives into the city around us, featuring Shawn Micallef, Catherine Hernandez and Michael Cho. ...