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.
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Scheduled Events for 2017
(additional events will be added as they are confirmed so check back soon!)

Thursday April 6th, Award Winning Scholar of Utopian Studies Prof. Lyman T. Sargent  – Please join us for a presentation hosted by the Friends of the Merril Collection with special guest Professor Lyman T. Sargent, noted International scholar, author, and editor of Utopian works and founding editor of the journal Utopian Studies, who will be speaking about his ideas on Canadian Utopian/Dystopian materials. The event will be held in the 3rd floor Merril Collection reading room at the Lillian H. Smith Library at 7pm. Event is FREE and all are welcome.

Saturday April 22nd, Alphaville, A Merril film night -The Friends of Merril will be screening the French SF noir film Alphaville. The event will be held in the basement event room of the Lillian H. Smith library at 7pm. FREE event & popcorn.

Saturday May 13th, Friends of Merril 21st Fantastic Pulp Show – Our annual Pulp Show. Come check out our vendors of vintage pulp magazines and paperbacks (and some reprints). More details to follow

Friday & Saturday June 2-3rd, Academic Conference on Canadian SF&F  More details to follow

Friday & Saturday June 9-10th,  North American Jules Verne Society Conference – More details to follow

Monday July 31st,  International Research Society for Children’s Literature – More details to follow

Saturday December 2nd -Friends of the Merril Christmas Cream Tea – More details to follow


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