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Icon of the event Jay Baruchel: Born Into Hockey
Thu Nov 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Writer, actor, director and comedian, Jay Baruchel, is also part owner and chief creative officer of Chapterhouse Comics. He is best known for his roles in Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder, This Is the End, Almost Famous, Million D...

Icon of the event Iain Reid: Friend or Foe
Wed Aug 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Iain Reid is the author of two critically acclaimed, award-winning books of non-fiction. ...

Icon of the event Thomas King: Cold Skies
Wed Sep 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Thomas King is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer of Cherokee and Greek descent.

Icon of the event John Irving: 40 Years With Garp
Tue Dec 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An international bestseller since its publication in 1978, The World According to Garp established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. ...

Icon of the event Jack McClelland: The Most (in)Famous Publisher in Canadian History
Thu Oct 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Jack McClelland had an outsized impact on the development of our national literature - an impact which matched his larger-than-life personality. His influence on the national imagination was so profound that Leonard Cohen onc...

Icon of the event Gill Paul: Wives of Princes
Wed Sep 12, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Gill Paul is a bestselling author of historical fiction. ...

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 Gary Shteyngart: Lake Success
Mon Oct 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Gary Shteyngart is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Little Failure (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) and the novels Super Sad True Love Story (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize)...

Icon of the event Michael Klein: When Doctors Are Wrong
Tue Oct 09, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Michael Klein is one of Canada's most prominent family doctors. He presents his memoir: Dissident Doctor, My Life Catching Babies and Challenging the Medical Status Quo.

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.