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Comical Poetics: Writing Workshop with Matthew Tierney

Poetry is more than just complex thoughts mixed with brooding connotation. Utilize all your emotions in this hands-on workshop, where you can embrace the full spectrum of your poetic potential. Led by Canadian poet Matthew Tierney, dabble into the comedic side of poetry that frightens many with its wide and crescent smile.

When: July 19, 2012; 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Where: Toronto Reference Library TPL branch: Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium; 789 Yonge Street
Registration: Call (416)-397-5970 or contact Ken Sparling at

Just Another Teen Outlet: Teen Book Club

Don’t fall to the folly of the mid-summer heat. Gather and discuss teen book trends and find new books to lounge around with under the sun. From mystery to romance, you can discover what else teens your age are reading.

When: July 30, 2012; 3:30 am-5:30 pm
Where: Centennnial TPL branch; 578 Finch Avenue West

Author’s Spotlight: Meet Word Out Author Leah Bobet

Broadcasting a new author to the Word Out stage is Leah Bobet with her debut novel, Above. Join this next instalment to the Word Out series to hear her thoughts and experiences with the novel, and see how her fantasy isn’t all that fictitious.

When: August 9, 2012; from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Where: Centennnial TPL branch; 578 Finch Avenue West