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

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Monday, October 2, 7:00 PM

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Naomi Klein on Doppelganger

Over the past 25 years, Naomi Klein has charted and documented our politics and culture with a series of trenchant bestselling books. Join her for the launch of Doppelganger

Moderated by award-winning writer and speaker Jesse Wente, founding director of the Indigenous Screen Office and Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Saturday, October 7, 6:30 PM

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Chloe Gong on Foul Heart Huntsman

One of the youngest #1 New York Times bestselling authors of all time and a viral success on BookTok, join Chloe Gong on the release of her latest title, Foul Heart Huntsman

Moderated by Bridget Raymundo, Associate Producer at CBC Books and BookToker, @bridgelikesbooks.

Friday, October 13, 6:30 PM

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Culinary Icon: An Evening with Eric Ripert

The iconic chef of Le Bernardin, which holds three Michelin stars and the most James Beard awards of any New York City restaurant, Eric Ripert presents his new book Seafood Simple

Moderated by author of Cook It Wild, food writer and critic, Chris Nuttall-Smith.

Thursday, November 9, 7:00 PM

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Walter Isaacson on Elon Musk

The bestselling author of Steve Jobs and other iconic biographies returns to the Hot Docs stage to unveil his astonishingly intimate portrait of the fascinating and controversial Elon Musk. 

In conversation with renowned broadcaster and journalist Anna Maria Tremonti, former host of CBC's The Current and voice of the CBC Podcast, More with Anna Maria Tremonti.

Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 PM

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Anne Michaels and Sarah Polley on Held

Two of Canada’s most decorated storytellers come together in this rare in-person appearance. Novelist and poet Anne Michaels discusses her new book with Oscar-winning filmmaker Sarah Polley.

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 PM

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Peter Mansbridge on How Canada Works

In this Toronto exclusive, Peter Mansbridge, the cherished former anchor of CBC’s The National, shares his new book celebrating the people and professions that make Canada work.

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