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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Yearning for Freedom
Tue May 15, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Calls Across the Pacific tells the story of Nina Huang who flees the Cultural Revolution to America in 1969. Years later, she writes to denounce Mao's regime. As a Canadian freelance writer, she risks her freedom and life to ...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
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 Mar 27
Tue May 29
Icon of the event From Gold Mountain to Model Minority, how far have we come?
Wed May 16, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

This talk navigates through the subjects discussed in Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us, a recent group exhibition about Chineseness, Canadianness and Community at the University of Toronto Art Museum, which offered in...

Icon of the event What Makes a Book Marvelous?
Wed Apr 25, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Deborah Dundas, the books editor at the Toronto Star, will talk about how she picks the books she assigns for review in the Star's books section. She'll talk about what critics look for when they're reviewing a book, what tak...

Icon of the event Seeing Red: The Handmaid's Tale as Feminist Dystopia
Mon May 07, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Although Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale was originally published in 1985, contemporary readers have embraced the book (and the critically-acclaimed TV adaptation) as a cautionary tale for our times. For many, its dysto...

Icon of the event Bad Singer - Good Singer
Thu May 03, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Join author Tim Falconer (Bad Singer) and singer-songwriter and educator Tyler Ellis as they explore the culture, the science, the joy, and the gut-wrenching fear of raising your voice in song.

Icon of the event Author Visit: Ellin Bessner on her book Double Threat
Wed May 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us at Barbara Frum Library where Toronto-based author Ellin Bessner will be discussing, and answering questions about her book, Double Threat. ...

Icon of the event Women Who Write
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Three powerful and accomplished writers, Katherine Ashenburg, Heidi Sopinka and Sarah Meehan Sirk on their recent books: ...

Icon of the event Nourish Your Mind, Body and Spirit
Tue Feb 27, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Connect with your inner power and take charge of your well-being. Learn how to transform your lifestyle, increase your motivation, set goals, commit to daily self-care and spirituality routines, create an Action Plan, overcom...

Icon of the event Bonnie Stern: Spotlight on Israeli Cuisine
Wed May 09, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Please join us for Bonnie Stern’s discussion and presentation of slides from her most recent culinary trip. Not only will she show you why Israeli cuisine has become one of the hottest trends in the international culinary wo...