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!)
November 13th, 2014 -Fantasy Author Robin Hobb and Dan Falk, Ms. Hobb has been twice nominated for Nebula and Hugo awards, and is the author of several fantasy series, the most recent “The Rain Wilds Chronicles” and Dan Falk a noted science journalist and broadcaster, his new book “The Science of Shakespeare” describe the influences of Galileo, Copernicus, and other post-Renaissance thinkers in the works of the Bard will be with us! The reading and talk will be held at 7PM in the Merril Collection Reading Room, 3rd floor of the Lillian H. Smith Library. Free admission.
December 6th, 2014 –Friends of Merril Xmas Tea. Come for the tea and scones. Starting at 1PM in the basement meeting room. More details TBA. Free admission.
December 11th, 2014 – Secret History of Wonder Woman – Dec. 11th, The Friends of the Merril Collection and The Beguiling Comics are pleased to present professor Jill Lepore and her new book “The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Jill Lepore is a professor of American history at Harvard University and chair of Harvard’s History and Literature Program. The reading and talk will be held at 7PM in the Merril Collection Reading Room, 3rd floor of the Lillian H. Smith Library. Free admission.
December 18th, 2014 – Carbide Tipped Pens Book Launch, Eric Choi will be presenting the science fiction anthology, Carbide Tipped Pens, which includes seventeen tales by today’s top authors. More details TBA, free admission. More info here.
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 5th, 2015 – Friends of Merril Xmas Tea (Guest TBA)