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Author Talks

Inspiring ideas and in-depth conversations with the world's leading writers and thinkers.


Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 PM

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Monica Heisey on Really Good, Actually

Join author Monica Heisey and some of Toronto's most talented storytellers for a spirited night of live stories and conversation. 

Monica will take the Hot Docs stage with a cast of very funny friends—including Gawker's Sarah Hagi (moderator), Nobody Cares author Anne T. Donahue, Workin' Moms' Dani Kind and Meredith MacNeill of Baroness von Sketch Show and Pretty Hard Cases.

Monday, March 27, 7 PM

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Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa on How to Stand Up to a Dictator

At a time when a free press has never been more under attack, no one globally has done more to speak truth to power than Maria Ressa, the winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. 

Moderated by award-winning journalist, filmmaker and CJFE Board Member Michelle Shephard.

Featuring an introduction with broadcast journalist and author Carol Off.

Sunday, May 14, 2:30 PM

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R.F. Kuang on Yellowface Curious Minds Author Talks

For her legions of fans, R.F. Kuang is more than just a writer; she’s a cultural phenomenon, a #1 New York Times bestselling author with her finger on the pulse of what discerning readers want—and need—to read. 

Moderated by Thea Lim, author of An Ocean of Minutes. 

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