Author Talks & Lectures

Wed Apr 17, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

For centuries, people around the world have prayed for good luck and warded against bad. Every language features a good luck greeting. Sailors have long looked for an albatross on the horizon as a symbol of good fortune. Jade...

Mon May 06, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Labour and work occupy a fascinating but hidden position in the makeup of Pride and Prejudice. This lecture considers the paternalistic role of the country estate holder and looks at changes to the British working world brou...

Mon Feb 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Women in Crime Fiction: victims, sidekicks, femme fatales and heroes. Desmond P. Ryan is the author of a new series launched in September 2018. Des's stories come from years as a detective with Toronto Police Services. Des no...

Sat Apr 27, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

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

Wed Mar 13, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Wattpad stories have been made into movies, TV shows, and best-selling novels. Watty Award winner Maaja Wentz explains how to serialize your story on Wattpad and attract an international readership.

Mon Mar 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

The CSI-ing of Real Crime Investigation and Prosecution. How crime fiction novels, movies and television shows impact real life investigations.

Tue Mar 05, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Toronto-based author and personal finance speaker, Gordon Stein shares easy financial "recipes" from his ...

Wed Apr 10, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Richview

Canadian poet Desi Di Nardo will host an interactive discussion and analysis of Canadian poets' works, followed by a personal reading of her own poetry. Participants will also have an opportunity to write their own poetry un...

Tue Feb 26, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Humans aren't hard-wired to be good investors: we all have instincts and biases that sabotage the way we manage money.

Wed Mar 20, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Northern District

The phenomenal success of graphic narratives in recent years owes much to the presence of female cartoonists. Bestselling comics such as Alison Bechdel's ...