Author Talks & Lectures

Fri May 10, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kick off your visit to TCAF, with a bang - or is that a bump in the night? - as Japanese horror manga artist Junji Ito makes his way to the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at Toronto Reference Library at 6:30pm on Friday, May 10, ...

Thu May 23, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Our democracy is a trainwreck. Our elections feel hollow and our legislatures have become toxic. Fierce partisanship, centralized power, distorted election results and rigged systems all contribute to our growing cynicism. ...

Thu Jun 06, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Author James D.M. Stewart will be talking about his debut book ...

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...

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 ...

Thu May 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

In his new book, which is as personal as it's historical, Dere looks at the impacts of the Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Act on the Chinese-Canadian community - and the way forward. He argues that the discrimination of the p...

Mon May 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

International bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay, author of Tigana and The Lions of Al-Rassan, will discuss his new novel, A Brightness Long Ago. ...

Wed May 29, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Behavioral finance has become a hot topic due to the popularity of books like Thinking, Fast and Slow and Nudge. From the stock market to game theory humans are much more predictable than first believed. This presentation wil...

Tue May 07, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Why has Canadian Literature been at the heart of public controversies recently? ...

Thu May 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Anthony De Sa is the author of Barnacle Love and Kicking the Sky. He appears to discuss his new novel, Children of the Moon. Set in Tanzania 1956, this raw and compelling novel follows Pó and Zeca, who fall in love amid colon...