Upcoming Events

Ken Dryden: Game Change

Tue, Jan 23 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hockey hall of famer, Member of Parliament and bestselling author Ken Dryden talks about his latest book, Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador and the Future of Hockey.

Montador died in 2015 after being diagnosed with CTE and Dryden uses his remarkable story to explain the evolution of hockey itself in an effort to counter its greatest risk for the future: head injuries.

STAR TALKS: Andrew Morton on Wallis Simpson

Thu, Feb 15 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Bestselling author Andrew Morton wrote the seminal biography of Princess Diana.

His latest book is Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy. Morton discusses the life of Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom Edward VIII so infamously abdicated his throne and birthright.

Martin Amis: The Rub of Time

Thu, Feb 22 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For more than thirty years, Martin Amis has written on an astonishing range of topics: politics, sports, celebrity, America and literature.

Finally, his work has been gathered together in a definitive collection of his essays and reportage. Hear him discuss this incisive and savagely funny collection of favourites.

Imbolo Mbue: Behold the Dreamers

Wed, Apr 11 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection.
The novel is now being adapted into an opera and has been optioned for film. Hear Mbue discuss her debut work which tackles issues of marriage, immigration, class, race and the pit falls of the American Dream.

Kim Thuy: Vi

Wed, Apr 25 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The perfect complement to the exquisitely wrought novels Ru and Man, Canada Reads winner Kim Thuy returns with Vi, exploring the lives, loves and struggles of Vietnamese refugees as they reinvent themselves in new lands.
Hear Thuy discuss her latest novel, translated by the award-winning Sheila Fischman.

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