Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: An Interview with Kenneth Oppel
Thu Dec 06, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning YA/children's author Kenneth Oppel discusses the writer's life and craft. Kenneth's 32 books include the Governor General Award-winner ...

Icon of the event Anthony Rose: The Last Schmaltz
Wed Oct 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Anthony Rose is known as Toronto's King of Comfort Food, the Don of Dupont, and the Sultan of Smoked Meat. ...

Icon of the event Jay Ingram: The Science of Why
Wed Nov 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of Canada's most popular science authors, Jay Ingram presents the third installment of his best-selling series, The Science of Why, which explores questions that we often think about but rarely resolve, like why do we cri...

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering
Tue Oct 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Three Canada Reads Finalists talk about Indigenous stories in the national competition- the successes and the difficulties they face.

Icon of the event Aminder Dhaliwal: Woman World
Thu Nov 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Aminder Dhaliwal discusses the new print edition of her wildly popular Instagram comic, Woman World, about a world with no men. Readers everywhere will now understand what her 150K followers already know: Dhaliwal's voice add...

Icon of the event Literary Treasures: Marjorie Pickthall (1883-1922): Canada's Darling Poet
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Literary Treasures presentations at Toronto Reference Library offer the opportunity for our Literature Librarians to showcase unique and fascinating items from our collections. In her time, Marjorie Pickthall, poet and librar...

Icon of the event Toronto Book Awards: Awards Ceremony
Wed Oct 10, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for the announcement of the winner of the 2018 Toronto Book Awards. ...

Icon of the event Hockey Fight in Canada with Author David Shoalts
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Veteran sportswriter, David Shoalts covers the story of how CBC lost ...

Icon of the event Wab Kinew: Go Show the World (SOLD OUT)
Mon Sep 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Inspired by Barack Obama's Of Thee I Sing, Wab Kinew celebrates the stories of Indigenous people throughout time. ...

Icon of the event THE OTHER SHELF. Tariq Ali on His Hero, Eduardo Galeano
Fri Oct 26, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Long a fan of famed Uruguayan writer, Eduardo Galeano, Ali explains the importance of a writer like Galeano on the landscape today and the relevance of his work to Canada.