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We invite you to Can We Talk?, a new exhibit at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy which explores the compelling subject of communicating in the science fiction universe. From recent messages sent by earthlings into space to an investigation of the various means of communication through... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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A new exhibit at the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books explores the story of this most famous of fairy tale heroines, and her counterpart, The Wolf, in books, advertisements, toys, games and original illustrations, dating from 1721 to 2017. View pop-ups, miniatures, shaped books, paper dolls, puzzles, household items... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Photo credit: Jonathan Bloom Ayelet Tsabari's debut story collection "The Best Place on Earth" won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and was long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Her memoir in essays, The Art of Leaving, is due to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Photo by Jonathan Bloom Are you an aspiring writer? Join Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, as she leads workshops, gives presentations and an interview, hosts panel discussions, and provides one-on-one appointments as Toronto Public Library's Spring 2018 Writer in Residence. The Best Place on Earth... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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You are invited to join us on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m., in Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, for #CanLit: a Topsy-Turvy History. Elaine Dewar is the bestselling author of Bones: Discovering the First Americans, and Nick Mount is an acclaimed writer and critic. They are appearing as part... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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You are invited to join us on Monday, November 20 at 7 p.m., in Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, for Apples: The End of an Icon, featuring author Helen Humphreys. Helen Humphreys is a celebrated author of five books of poetry, ten novels and two memoirs. She is appearing as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Rupi Kaur's Crowd @TRL on April 28, 2016 Toronto Reference Library is 40 years old! Officially opened on Nov 2, 1977, Toronto Reference Library (TRL) (then know as the Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library - MTRL) is the largest public library in Canada and the only public reference library in Canada.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Jowita Bydlowska [photo by Russell Smith] Join us on Friday October 20 at 1 p.m. in the Atrium of the Toronto Reference Library, for LSP Week 2017: Celebration 150. Celebrate the Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) program with us and learn about newcomer services and programs. Refreshments will be served and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Meet Peter Vronsky, investigative historian, Toronto Public Library's Fall 2017 Writer in Residence. He is the author of Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion and the 1866 Battle That Made Canada; Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters; Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters; Paul Bernardo and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Sorry, but it looks like the link to Guyana Journal doesn't work. However, if you Google "Indo Caribbean Writers Guyana Journal" you should find it.
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Dear A, In terms of Indo-Caribbean authors, I have read V.S. Naipaul (A Bend in the River), but as you no doubt know, there are many others. I came across this resource from Yale University which might be of interest: http://www.guyanajournal.com/icw.html. Regarding Chinese-Caribbean authors, this article may be of interest: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/0pn2w8cs. Please feel free to share any authors you'd recommend.
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Thanks for your comments about Jamaica Kincaid. You'll see that there is no longer a paragraph on her since you made your comment, but only due to technical difficulties resulting from a change in software. I was editing this post to update it for 2017, and inadvertently removed the section on her in my attempts to fix the font. Thanks for the link to the essay, which helps fill in the gap now existing.
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You are invited to join us on Thursday, June 22 at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at Toronto Reference Library, for Andrew Pyper: A Real-Life Monster. Andrew Pyper is a critically-acclaimed and best-selling author of nine works of fiction, including eight novels. This event will conclude Toronto Reference Library's participation... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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You are invited to join us on Monday, May 8 at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at Toronto Reference Library, for Elise Levine: Blue Field. Elise Levine is the critically acclaimed author of the short story collection Driving Men Mad, published in 1995, as well as the novel Requests and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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You are invited to join us on Monday, April 24 at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at Toronto Reference Library, for The Mafia, Triads and Ava Lee with Ian Hamilton. Ian Hamilton, a former journalist, diplomat and entrepreneur, is the best-selling author of ten novels in the Ava Lee mystery... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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You are invited to join us on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 pm, in the Atrium of Toronto Reference Library, for Mothers, Sisters and Barbara Gowdy. Gowdy is a critically-acclaimed, prize-winning and best-selling author of seven novels and one short-story collection (We So Seldom Look on Love). She is appearing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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You are invited to join us on Thursday, April 13 at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at Toronto Reference Library, for Kerry Clare's Secrets & Truths. Clare is a National Magazine Award-nominated writer, editor and teacher. Her reviews, essays and short fiction have recently appeared in The Globe and Mail,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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You are invited to join us Monday, April 3 at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at Toronto Reference Library, for Human Connections: Roo Borson and Phoebe Wang. Wang is a prize-winning poet and ESL teacher, and Borson a critically-acclaimed, prize-winning poet with more than 15 books to her name. They... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Are you new to Canada, and plan to settle here? Welcome! Come to the library to meet with a settlement worker who can help get you started in Toronto and Canada. It's free! Come to a Newcomer Information Desk at one of our Library Settlement Partnerships locations. They are in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Join us on Thursday, November 10 at 7pm, in Beeton Hall at Toronto Reference Library, to hear Noah Richler. This will conclude Toronto Reference Library's participation in the Fall eh List Author Series, Toronto Public Library’s celebration of writers from across Canada. A celebrated author, journalist and broadcaster, Noah Richler... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Join us on Thursday October 20th, at 1pm, in the Atrium of the Toronto Reference Library, for Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) Week 2016: Celebrate with Dance. Celebrate the LSP program with us, and learn about newcomer services and programs. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome. Toronto Public Library's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Join us on Thursday, September 22, at 7pm, in Beeton Hall at the Toronto Reference Library, to hear M.G. Vassanji in conversation with Deborah Dundas from The Toronto Star. He is the second of Toronto Reference Library's authors participating in the fall eh List Author Series, Toronto Public Library’s celebration... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Join us on Thursday, September 8, at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at the Toronto Reference Library, to hear James Bartleman. He is the first of the authors participating in the fall eh List Author Series, Toronto Public Library’s celebration of writers from across Canada. James Bartleman is the bestselling... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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I invite you to deepen your experience of Toronto's 50th Caribbean Carnival by immersing yourself in literature about the Caribbean. Whether fiction or nonfiction, you might be advised to start by browsing one of the Library's four Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collections. These collections are named in honour... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Opened in January of 2015, The Writers' Room is a space for writers, published or unpublished, on the third floor of the Toronto Reference Library. It is equipped with a welcoming lounge, office workstations, power outlets and access to wireless Internet. Membership in the Writers' Room requires a valid Toronto... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog