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Icon of the event Author Visit: Ellin Bessner on her book Double Threat
Wed May 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 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, ...

Icon of the event Degrees of Failure: University Education in Decline
Tue Mar 27, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Sorry, This Event Has Been CANCELLED.

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 Food Sustainability with Author Sonia Faruqi
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Sonia Faruqi left a successful Wall Street career path to investigate animal farms around the world, a journey profiled in her critically acclaimed book ...

Icon of the event Xue Yiwei: Dr. Bethune's Children
Mon Apr 09, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Inspired by his childhood during the 1960s, best-selling Chinese author Xue Yiwei presents his newly translated novel, ...

Icon of the event How Poetry Changed My Life
Mon Apr 30, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Join award-winning poet and debut novelist Catherine Graham as she shares her personal journey into poetry during National Poetry Month. She will also read her poems and share the stories behind them. Gain insights into poetr...

Icon of the event The Other Shelf: Abdellah Taïa on Infidels
Fri Apr 13, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The French/Moroccan filmmaker and author, called "one of the most original and necessary voices," discusses his most recent novel.

Icon of the event Ten Tips for Writing Great Memoirs - NEW DATE
Mon May 14, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will give a presentation on how to turn lived experience into literary art. Learn to locate the stori...

Icon of the event Imbolo Mbue: Behold the Dreamers
Wed Apr 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imbolo Mbue's ...

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...