Author Talks & Lectures

Mon Apr 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Andre Dubus III is the author of Dirty Love, The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand and Fog (a finalist for the National Book Award), and Townie, winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.

Wed Apr 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Sally Rooney was born in the west of Ireland in 1991. Winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award in 2017, she is the author of ...

Thu May 23, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Frédérick Lavoie's non-fiction book hinges on the question of how a country at peace can suddenly be plunged into war? Starting with a four-year-old child he saw lying in a coffin, the author explores the sequence of events t...

Tue Apr 02, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Albert Woodfox served more than four decades in solitary confinement―in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana―all for a crime he did not commit. ...

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 Fun Home, Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, and Allie Brosch's Hyperbole an...

Mon May 06, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In luscious prose, the author discusses her book, The Chef's Secret, which serves up power, intrigue, and passion, bringing Renaissance Italy to life in a delectable fashion. ...

Fri Mar 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of the story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, along with five novels, most recently Boy, Snow, Bird, which was a finalist for the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She was the recipient ...

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...

Thu Jun 20, 2019 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Nancy Drew Sleuths are having their annual convention in Toronto this year. Come listen to a line up of speakers and celebrate Nancy Drew, a timeless character that has trail blazed through generations of fans since the 1...

Wed Apr 10, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

"How do we, survivors of sexual violence, actually endure living this way? And how can we, all of us, make things easier for survivors who are forced to endure living this way?"...