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 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 ...

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. ...

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...

Fri Jun 07, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestselling author talks about her latest book, Don't Label Me: an Incredible Conversation for Divided Times, which offers an antidote to the culture wars that plague so much of our political and identity d...

Fri Jun 07, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Northern District

Author Malcolm Bernstein shares touching stories from his family's life with his dog, Benjamin. This program will include a Q & A about animal care and the responsibilities that come with pet ownership.

Thu Jun 20, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Presented in partnership with the Office of Continuing Studies, OCAD University, this lecture introduces attendees to the current relationship between art and architecture, in the creation of public spaces. ...