The Friends of the Merril hold several public events a year. Events are generally held at the Merril Collection, 239 College Street, Toronto, and are free unless otherwise stated.
If you would like to be added to an announcement-only email list (low traffic) for our events, please contact Lorna Toolis.
Scheduled Events for 2014 & 2015
(additional events will be added as they are confirmed so check back soon!)
October 30th, 2014 – Shining a Light on Horror: Horror Writing in Canada. The Horror Writers of Ontario, in conjunction with the Friends of the Merril Collection, present a panel discussion on horror writing and publishing in Canada, just in time for Halloween. The panel will include Sephera Giron, Mark Leslie, Nancy Kilpatrick, and Richard S. Todd of the HWA-ON, discussion will be held at 7PM in the Merril Collection Reading Room, 3rd floor of the Lillian H. Smith Library. More info here.
November 13th, 2014 -Fantasy Author Robin Hobb, a fantasy writer twice nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards in the short fiction categories will be with us! More details to follow.
December 6th, 2014 –Friends of Merril Xmas Tea. Come for the tea and scones. Starting at 1 PM in the basement meeting room. More details TBA.
December 10th, 2014 - Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman, co-sponsored by the Beguiling. Jill Lepore is a professor of American history at Harvard University and chair of Harvard’s History and Literature Program. She is the author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman, an academic study of Wonder Woman.
January 29th, 2015 – Friends AGM (7PM meeting, followed by presentation: Treasures of the Merril Collection)
March 5th, 2015 – Nnedi Okorafor (co-sponsored by Friends & ChiZine Publications) 7PM basement meeting room. More details TBA
March 21th, 2015 – 3rd Annual Filk Concert (co-sponsored by Friends & FilkOntario 7PM lower level)
May 9th, 2015 – 19th Fantastic Pulp Show (lower level & Merril Collection reading room)
December 5, 2015 – Friends of Merril Xmas Tea (Guest TBA)