Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Adventures in Memory
Thu Oct 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

What makes us remember? Why do we forget? And what, exactly, is a memory? Two Norwegian sisters, one a neuropsychologist and the other an acclaimed writer, discuss their book ...

Icon of the event Charles Frazier: Varina
Wed Nov 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In his powerful new novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War. ...

Icon of the event Abyssinian Nomad
Wed Oct 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The book by Maskarm Haile has an alternate title: an African woman's journey of love, loss and adventure from Cape to Cairo. Compiled and written as a personal journal and travel memoir, it includes events and private letters...

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.

Icon of the event Ben Macintyre: The Spy and the Traitor
Mon Oct 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ben Macintyre is a writer-at-large for The Times of London and the bestselling author of A Spy Among Friends, Double Cross, Operation Mincemeat, Agent Zigzag, and Rogue Heroes, among others. ...

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 5 Myths that Hinder Student Success in University
Wed Oct 03, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for this talk and learn what no one tells you about undergraduate studies.

Icon of the event Beverley McLachlin: Justice for Everyone
Mon Dec 03, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In January 2000, Beverley McLachlin was appointed Chief Justice of Canada, the first woman to ever hold the position. In those nearly 18 years, McLachlin oversaw cases that involved key decisions about religion, Quebec secess...

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.