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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week with Jillian Tamaki
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Hear author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki address the importance of intellectual freedom and speak about her challenges around censorship and experience with the banned books list, specially her Governor General's Award winn...

Icon of the event Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian as Dystopia
Wed Jun 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Utopia is the title of Sir Thomas More's playfully ironic 1516 book about an ideal city-state discovered in the New World. "Utopia" is Greek and it literally means "no place," that is, no place could be as good as this. Utop...

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Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Malvern

B. Denham Jolly, Jamaican-Canadian businessman, publisher, broadcaster and civil rights activist, shares with us his experiences on the road to success, achievement and leadership....

Icon of the event Martin Amis: The Rub of Time--SOLD OUT
Thu Feb 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

For more than thirty years, Martin Amis has written on an astonishing range of topics: politics, sports, celebrity, America and literature....

Icon of the event Food Sustainability with Author Sonia Faruqi
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Sonia Faruqi left a successful Wall Street career path to investigate animal farms around the world, a journey profiled in her critically acclaimed book...

Icon of the event Ten Tips for Writing Great Memoirs - NEW DATE
Mon May 14, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will give a presentation on how to turn lived experience into literary art. Learn to locate the stori...

Icon of the event Conform, Fail, Repeat: How Power Distorts Collective Action
Tue Mar 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Contemporary social movements often face no-win choices between conformity and failure. With special attention to LGBTQ politics and the G20 protests in Toronto, author Christopher Samuel explores how power and dominance forc...

Icon of the event Jeremiah Brown, Underdog
Mon Mar 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

From novice rower to Olympic silver medalist in just under four years, Jeremiah Brown, shares his triumphant tale of courage, perseverance, the depths of physical and mental exertion in chasing your dreams, and his new memoir...

Icon of the event Imbolo Mbue: Behold the Dreamers
Wed Apr 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award and was an Oprah's Book Club selection....

Icon of the event Writing Immigration Memoirs: Drop-in Workshops
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, is also an immigrant and ESL writer who writes in her second language. She will lead informal, drop-in wo...


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