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Icon of the event Pauline Le Bel: Whale in the Door
Mon May 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Pauline Le Bel is an award-winning novelist, Emmy-nominated screenwriter, poet, and author of Becoming Intimate with the Earth. She is also the creative director of a reconciliation initiative, Knowing Our Place. ...

Icon of the event Ads on the Moon: Corporate and Cultural Cosmopolitanisms in Cloud Atlas
Thu May 24, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas explores community-building in conventional as well as innovative ways. The latter includes the ways in which corporations or the system of "corporacy" can influence everyday communications and sh...

Icon of the event The Fruitful City - The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest
Tue May 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

When was the last time you considered eating fruit from a city tree? In Toronto alone, volunteers with Not Far From the Tree have picked almost 150,000 pounds of fruit since 2008. In The Fruitful City, Toronto author Helena M...

Icon of the event Stéphane Bouquet: rencontre avec l'auteur
Thu Mar 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Venez échanger avec Stéphane Bouquet, l'une des figures majeures de la poésie française contemporaine, autour de son travail littéraire. Auteur de recueils poétiques publiés par Champ Vallon (dont les très remarqués Les Amour...

Icon of the event Kim Thúy pour eh liste: rencontre avec l'auteure
Tue Apr 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Venez rencontrer Kim Thúy qui discutera de son dernier roman, ...

Icon of the event Toronto Star Short Story Contest, Awards Ceremony
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Meet the 2018 jury, finalists and winners of the Toronto Star Short Story Contest. ...

Icon of the event The Home for Unwanted Girls: A Reading by Joanna Goodman
Thu May 10, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

The Home for Unwanted Girls exposes the heartbreaking story of the Quebec "Duplessis Orphans." In the 1950s, under Premier Duplessis, tens of thousands of orphans were falsely classified as mentally ill and confined to psychi...