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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue May 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Regan Hutcheson will be a Tour Guide of Markham Heritage Estates at Hwy.48 and 16th Avenue.

Icon of the event Author Visit: Kevin Sylvester
Sat Jul 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Kevin Sylvester will present stories from his award-winning series The Neil Flambe Capers and MINRs, as well as stories from his many non-fiction books. Kevin will also present his patented 5-second cartooning class. Kids won...

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...

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 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. A singer-songwriter, she has five CDs of her original music. She is also the creative director of...

Icon of the event Lydia Kwa: Oracle Bone
Tue May 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Downsview

Writer and psychologist Lydia Kwa on a tale of good and evil, ...