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Icon of the event Yearning for Freedom
Tue May 15, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Calls Across the Pacific tells the story of Nina Huang who flees the Cultural Revolution to America in 1969. Years later, she writes to denounce Mao's regime. As a Canadian freelance writer, she risks her freedom and life to ...

Icon of the event The Comics Code Authority, The Cold War, Censorship and The History of Comics
Tue Feb 27, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Centennial

In celebration of Freedom to Read week, author, illustrator and educator Tory Woollcott will be discussing how censorship and cold war politics stifled the North American comics industry, and how those effects are still being...

Icon of the event What Makes a Book Marvelous?
Wed Apr 25, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Deborah Dundas, the books editor at the Toronto Star, will talk about how she picks the books she assigns for review in the Star's books section. She'll talk about what critics look for when they're reviewing a book, what tak...

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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 Bad Singer - Good Singer
Thu May 03, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Join author Tim Falconer (Bad Singer) and singer-songwriter and educator Tyler Ellis as they explore the culture, the science, the joy, and the gut-wrenching fear of raising your voice in song.

Icon of the event Dr. Frankenstein's Laboratory for Hybrid Writing
Sat Mar 10, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Who says that a story has to have a beginning, middle and end - in that order? Why can't poetry be prosaic? Cutup, mix up, reframe and reimagine existing source texts, and invent hybrid creations that defy categorization. Pre...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week: The Comics Code Authority
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Join us for a visit with Tory Woollcott as she talks about the Comics Code Authority: The Cold War, Censorship, Lies, and The History of Comics.

Icon of the event Bonnie Stern: Spotlight on Israeli Cuisine
Wed May 09, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Please join us for Bonnie Stern?s discussion and presentation of slides from her most recent culinary trip. Not only will she show you why Israeli cuisine has become one of the hottest trends in the international culinary wo...

Icon of the event Killing and Counting Vampires in I Am Legend: The Mathematics of Dystopia
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

The publication of I am Legend in 1954, Richard Matheson's novella about a vampire apocalypse, was a pivotal moment in the history of vampire stories. It marks the midpoint between the predator Dracula of Bram Stoker's novel ...

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...