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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The Fruitful City - The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest
Wed Jun 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

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...

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Tue May 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy (Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars) tells the story of making Mars into a habitable planet. It explores climate change, revolution, and scientific communication in an environment where no one...

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 Bangladeshi Love Stories
Wed May 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Described as ?riveting,? ?masterful? and ?elegantly-composed,? activist Arif Anwar presents his debut novel,...

Icon of the event Alternate Realities with Liz Harmer and Harriet Alida Lye
Wed May 16, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Award-winning writer Liz Harmer and acclaimed editor and writer Harriet Alida Lye present their seductive and mysterious debut novels,...

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 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 Finding the Dream
Tue May 08, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Authors Carrianne Leung and Djamila Ibrahim discuss their new novels,

Icon of the event The 15th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture with Judith Dawson
Thu Apr 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Whimsy and Amusement of Early Children's Advertising Booklets...

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, Vi. Paru en 2016, il explore la vie d?une petite fille qui, accompagnée de sa mère et ses frères, fui le Viêtnam déchiré par la guerre; après un passage dans un ca...