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Icon of the event An Evening with Author Steena Holmes: The Forgotten Ones
Wed Sep 12, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

New York Times and US Today bestselling author, Steena Holmes, will be reading from and discussing her latest fiction novel, ...

Icon of the event The Beauty & Importance of Bees
Thu Oct 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

There are over 20,000 species of bees in the world and over 800 species in Canada. Most of them are nothing like the domesticated honey bee. Professor Laurence Packer from York University's Faculty of Science will outline the...

Icon of the event Shakespeare And...Astrology
Fri Nov 02, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Since the worldview of Shakespeare's time includes the spheres of the planets, his plays are filled with references to the Sun, Moon, stars, planets, and other celestial phenomena. This talk explores Shakespeare's use of astr...

Icon of the event Bad Reputations: Cormorants and Conservation
Sat Oct 27, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Since their rapid population recovery in the Great Lakes, double-crested cormorants have developed a bad reputation because they are large black waterbirds that eat fish, and their nesting habits kill trees. Professor Gail Fr...

Icon of the event Art Talk: Dennis Duffy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Another in a series of Dennis Duffy's art talks, this presentation considers Edward Lear's remarkable career in terms of his painting and his verse and drawings.

Icon of the event Delving Into Bellevue Square With Michael Redhill
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

The author discusses and reads from his Giller Prize winning novel, Bellevue Square. Mr. Redhill will talk about the compositional challenges of writing the book and read from passages, as well as talk about the novel's recep...

Icon of the event Open Mic Night With Special Guests Su Sokol & Ursula Pflug
Tue Jul 31, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parliament Street

Join us for a night to remember with literary readings by our special guests, Su Sokol & Ursula Pflug, as well as readings by a variety of talented writers.

Icon of the event Memoir and Feminism in Poetry:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

With self-parody and wit, Myna Wallin's poems explore the societal construct of womanhood, whose promotion of gendered expectations and stereotypes presents an opportunity for the speaker to subvert modern ideals of femininit...

Icon of the event Gina Buonaguro & Janice Kirk: The Wolves of St. Peter's
Mon Oct 29, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Icon of the event THE WONDERFUL WOMEN WRITERS SERIES
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

A reading series showcasing first-rate women writers and their feminist and women-centered work.