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...

Thu Mar 14, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and journalist James FitzGerald discusses his life and craft. His ...

Thu May 16, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Adult & children's author Cary Fagan discusses the writer?s life and craft. Cary?s 6 novels and 3 story collections include ...

Mon Mar 11, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Come join Toronto author Uzma Jalaluddin as she shares her writing journey as a South Asian Muslim-Canadian woman, as well as her experiences as a high school teacher and a newspaper columnist who frequently writes about the ...

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

Esi Edugyan is the internationally renowned author of Half-Blood Blues. Her most recent novel Washington Black is an original novel of slavery and freedom, which won the 2018 Giller Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booke...

Mon Mar 04, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio, and one of the most talked about writers of his generation. He is the author of the critically acclaimed ...

Mon May 06, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Colleagues of Anthony Bourdain talk about his work, his legacy and how he changed the way we think about food.

Tue Apr 16, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A compelling tale of cultural expectations, career ambitions and our relationships with the people who know us best. Kathy Wang discusses her novel, ...

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. ...

Tue Mar 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Can You Take It? ...