Author Talks & Lectures

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Mon Mar 11, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Come join Toronto author Uzma Jalaluddin as she shares her writing journey as a South Asian Muslim-Canadian woman, as well as her experiences as a high school teacher and a newspaper columnist who frequently writes about the ...

Tue Apr 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Esi Edugyan is the internationally renowned author of Half-Blood Blues. Her most recent novel Washington Black is an original novel of slavery and freedom, which won the 2018 Giller Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booke...

Wed Jun 12, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Tue Jun 04, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Sherlock Holmes has a troubled relationship with labour, often oscillating between cocaine and ambition, between the drowsiness occasioned by the drug and the energy inherent in his character. This lecture focuses on the Hou...

Mon Mar 04, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio, and one of the most talked about writers of his generation. He is the author of the critically acclaimed ...

Mon May 06, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Colleagues of Anthony Bourdain talk about his work, his legacy and how he changed the way we think about food.