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Author Talks & Lectures

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 The Adon Olam Lecture featuring Cantor Beny Maissner
Wed May 30, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Barbara Frum

Join Cantor Beny Maissner as he shares everything you want to know about the ancient piyut. He?ll explore Adon Olam from antiquity through the Renaissance, classical and romantic periods, and open our eyes (and ears) to a new...

Icon of the event The Hip: More than a Band, with Michael Barclay
Mon Jun 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Acclaimed musical journalist Michael Barclay on the first print biography of The Tragically Hip, The Never-Ending Present, the band's impact on Canadian culture and Gord Downie's role in reconciliation with Indigenous people...

Icon of the event Killing and Counting Vampires in I Am Legend: The Mathematics of Dystopia
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

The publication of I am Legend in 1954, Richard Matheson's novella about a vampire apocalypse, was a pivotal moment in the history of vampire stories. It marks the midpoint between the predator Dracula of Bram Stoker's novel ...