Toronto Public Library Bram and Bluma Appel Salon Talks

Bruce Cockburn, photo Janet Spinas Dancer
Bruce Cockburn, photo Janet Spinas Dancer

By Lori Bosworth

The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Public Library is sponsoring new Salon Talks for fall 2014. All events begin at 7 p.m. and run to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. for all events. A cash bar reception begins at 6 p.m. Tickets do not ensure entry since events are overbooked. If an event sells out, rush seats will be available.

Bruce Cockburn, photo Janet Spinas Dancer
Bruce Cockburn, photo Janet Spinas Dancer

Linwood Barclay – Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7 p.m.
Linwood Barclay discusses his book, No Safe House, as part of The eh List Author Series. Book free tickets beginning August 12, 2014.

Thomas King – Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7 p.m.
Thomas King speaks to CTV’s Marci Ien about his new book, The Back of the Turtle. Book free tickets beginning August 14, 2014.

Star Talks: Bruce Cockburn – Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7 p.m.
The Toronto Star‘s Peter Howell talks to Bruce Cockburn about his new memoir, Rumours of Glory. Book free tickets beginning October 8, 2014.

Justin Trudeau – Monday, November 10, 2014, 7 p.m.
Catherine Clark talks to Justin Trudeau about his memoir, Common Ground. Book free tickets effective October 14, 2014 at 9 a.m.

Karen Armstrong – Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7 p.m.
CBC Radio’s Michael Enright talks to Karen Armstrong about her book, Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence. Book free tickets effective October 22, 2014 at 9 a.m.

Conrad Black – Monday November 24, 2014, 7 p.m.
Conrad Black talks to the Munk School’s Brian Stewart about Black’s latest book, Rise to Greatness: The History of Canada from the Vikings to the Present. Book tickets beginning October 27, 2014.


  1. What an amazing line up of guests! And how terrific is it that the tickets are free? This is one of the reasons why I love the Toronto Public Library.

    • Yes, it’s great that the tickets are free. They do overbook so you have to get there early even if you have booked tickets ahead of time online, but it’s a great program! Lori

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