Author Talks & Lectures

Thu Apr 11, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Crime Writers of Canada for an engaging talk about writing crime fiction. The panel will include a short reading from each of the participating authors, Lynn McPherson, K.J. Howe, Steve Shrott, Rick Blechta and Elizabeth...

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

Ziya Tong is an award-winning broadcaster and one of the world's most engaging science journalists. Her book ...

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.

Fri Apr 12, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

The recent March 2019 federal budget introduced new skills and career-focused programs specifically targeting older workers, reigniting curiosity about work and careers at all phases across the life span. Join Lisa Taylor and...

Tue Apr 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, living in Toronto. Hear him discuss his new short story collection, ...

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 Apr 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of several books, most recently Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry. ...

Mon May 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Max Porter is the award-winning author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers. His new book, Lanny is the story of a young boy, and his family, and the village in which they live. It is also the story of Dead Papa Toothwort, a m...

Thu Jun 13, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Rediscover Toronto history through walking and exploration of city limits. Edward Brown presents his nonfiction book, ...