Complete talks for January to March 2017 at the Toronto reference library


Seven Good Years with Etgar Keret
Sun Mar 12, 2017 | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library
One of Israel’s most successful and popular writers, Keret discusses The Seven Good Years, his brilliant, life-affirming memoir. Presented in partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts….

STAR TALKS: Location: Toronto’s Skyrocketing Housing Prices (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Fri Jan 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library
Should Toronto or Ontario institute a non-resident tax on all new home purchases? Jennifer Keesmaat, Ian Gillespie and Edward Keenan discuss the pain of our pricey pads….


RBC Taylor Prize Awards
Thu Mar 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library
An evening with the five finalists of the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction. Mark Medley moderates the discussion. In partnership with IFOA….

Eden Robinson: Son of a Trickster
Mon Feb 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library
Haisla/Heiltsuk and Giller-shortlisted writer of Monkey Beach presents her first novel in 10 years, Son of a Trickster….

STAR TALKS: Stephen Marche & Sarah Fulford’s Unmade Bed
Wed Mar 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library
In The Unmade Bed, Marche claims the way we talk about men and women is dated, and the way to face a new reality is together….

Heather O’Neill: Hotels, Orphans, Geniuses
Wed Feb 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library
The author talks about her latest novel, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, which explores the lives of two misfit orphans in early 20th century Montreal….

Enemies, Allies & Antiquities: From Versailles to Acadia
Wed Mar 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library
Historical fiction writers Sally Christie, Roberta Rich and…

McLuhan Salon: Hacks, Leaks and Breaches
Thu Jan 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library
Expert on Anonymous, Gabriella Coleman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, Mark Surman and Fortune writer Mathew Ingram, on the thorny ethics of hacks and leaks….

Paul Auster: Birthright & Possibility
Mon Feb 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library
One of the world’s most widely recognized names in contemporary fiction discusses his new novel, 4 3 2 1, an…

Exit West with Mohsin Hamid
Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library
Mohsin Hamid is the internationally bestselling author of The…

Elan Mastai: The World We Were Supposed to Have
Thu Feb 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library
Screenwriter of The F Word (2013, starring Daniel Radcliffe), Elan Mastai’s first novel, All Our Wrong Todays, the subject of a publisher bidding war, talks about his vision for the future….

Feminism and Difficult Women with Roxane Gay
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library
From the author of Bad Feminist comes a new collection of short…

Margaret Atwood & Angel Catbird: Saving Birds, Saving Cats – ATRIUM
Wed Feb 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library
Margaret Atwood presents volume 2 in her graphic novel series,…

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