Author Talks & Lectures

Sat Jun 15, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

As we approach World Refugee Day, come join local author Maryam Rafiee to hear her story of survival and displacement as she presents her book ...

Tue Jun 04, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Sherlock Holmes has a troubled relationship with labour, often oscillating between cocaine and ambition, between the drowsiness occasioned by the drug and the energy inherent in his character. This lecture focuses on The Houn...

Thu Jul 04, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Canada Day may be over, but it's not too late to celebrate! Join Douglas Gibson, editor, publisher, author and performer, as he presents the Toronto premiere of ...

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. ...

Wed May 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Anakana Schofield is one of the most unique, clever voices in contemporary fiction. Her award-winning novels include Malarky and Martin John, which was shortlisted for the Giller Prize. ...

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

Climate change with destructive consequences deepens ethical issues explored and discussed by ecofeminists around the world. Hear Ana Isla describe the academic field of material ecofeminism and provides an overview of the l...

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 28
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...

Wed May 22, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Mexican writer talks about his prize-winning novels, which offer a new language of violence for the US-Mexico border.

Mon May 27, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is the author of the bestselling short story collection Friday Black, which explores themes surrounding Black identity as it relates to a range of contemporary social issues. ...