Author Talks & Lectures

Fri Mar 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of the story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, along with five novels, most recently Boy, Snow, Bird, which was a finalist for the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She was the recipient ...

Tue Apr 02, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Albert Woodfox served more than four decades in solitary confinement―in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana―all for a crime he did not commit. ...

Thu Mar 21, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Referencing his book, Míle míle i gcéin: The Irish Language in Canada, Daniel Doyle explores the fate of Irish Gaelic immigrants. Bringing together census data and historic accounts, he examines the history of the Irish langu...

Thu Mar 14, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and journalist James FitzGerald discusses his life and craft. His ...

Thu May 16, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Adult & children's author Cary Fagan discusses the writer?s life and craft. Cary?s 6 novels and 3 story collections include ...

Fri Jun 14, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

in July 1917, renowned Canadian painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Algonquin Park. Speculators have offered wild theories of his fate. Cultural historian Gregory Klages offers an authoritative re...

Mon Apr 29, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Using compelling historical evidence, Pascoe discusses his book, Dark Emu, which reveals that Aboriginal systems of food production and land management have been understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history--a...

Mon May 13, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

My talk concerns the interplay between actual historical figures and the tale the novel tells. The illustrated talk fits this novel based on Toronto's history, within Toronto's history itself. "It took so great a labour," Ve...

Mon Apr 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Andre Dubus III is the author of Dirty Love, The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand and Fog (a finalist for the National Book Award), and Townie, winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.

Mon May 06, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In luscious prose, the author discusses her book, The Chef's Secret, which serves up power, intrigue, and passion, bringing Renaissance Italy to life in a delectable fashion. ...