• Julian Barnes

    The Booker Prize winning author on his new novel The Noise of Time, dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.

    A small number of tickets are held in reserve for patrons of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Please contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve your ticket.

  • Clara Hughes

    Olympian Clara Hughes, author of Open Heart, Open Mind, shares her past struggles with depression.

    A small number of tickets are held in reserve for patrons of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Please contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve your ticket.

  • Guy Gavriel Kay

    The best selling author of the ground breaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars on his new novel Children of Earth and Sky.

    A small number of tickets are held in reserve for patrons of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Please contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve your ticket.

  • Neil Pasricha

    Harvard MBA, Walmart executive and #1 bestselling author of The Book of Awesome unlocks the nine secrets to happiness in The Happiness Equation.

    A small number of tickets are held in reserve for patrons of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Please contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve your ticket.

  • Mind the Gap: Crossing Imaginary Lines with Junot Diaz and Sunil Yapa

    Junot Diaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This is How You Lose Her) with Sunil Yapa (Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist) on diaspora, globalization, and writing as a form of economic, geographic and personal outreach.

    A small number of tickets are held in reserve for patrons of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Please contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve your ticket.

  • Carmen Aguirre

    Chilean refugee, Vancouver based playwright and theatre artist, and the winner of Canada Reads 2012 on Mexican Hooker #1: and My Other Roles Since the Revolution.

    A small number of tickets are held in reserve for patrons of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Please contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve your ticket.

  • Steve Reich & Michael Snow

    World renowned composer Steve Reich and artist Michael Snow, in conversation with CBC Radio’s Sook-Yin Lee.

    A small number of tickets are held in reserve for patrons of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Please contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve your ticket.

  • Cocktails and conversation cropped

    Ben Rawlence: A look at the world’s largest refugee camp

    Exclusive event for New Collection members. Many see the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya as a humanitarian crisis. But to its residents, it’s their last resort. In his book, City of Thorns, Rawlence interweaves the stories of nine people to show what life is like in the camp. Join Rawlence as we discuss the urgent human story of Dadaab and its repercussions.

    Food and beverage will be provided at this event.

    Please RSVP to Ashley Boucher or 416-393-7073.

  • Spur Festival: Our New Tribalism

    Public Event. The 21st century has brought unprecedented change when it comes to personal freedoms. Many greet this fluidity with open arms. Others cling to the tribes they most identify with. What does this mean for our communities here in Canada, and for the world? Journalists Ben Rawlence, Irshad Manji and Hadani Ditmars discuss our new tribalism.

    A small number of tickets are held in reserve for patrons of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Please contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve your ticket.

  • Donna Leon

    The international best-selling author of the Commissario Guido Brunetti series, celebrating its 25th anniversary with The Waters of Eternal Youth.

    A small number of tickets are held in reserve for patrons of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Please contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve your ticket.