About this Event
For the only Canadian stop on his global tour, internationally-bestselling author and artist Oliver Jeffers joins us to discuss his first picture book created specifically with a wider audience in mind, offering a powerful, thoughtful, and bold comment on humanity and its future.
starts at the dawn of humankind following people on their journey from then until now, and then offers readers a challenge: where do we go from here? How can we think about the future of the human race more than our individual lives? How can we save ourselves? How can we change our story?
Oliver Jeffers speaks with Piya Chattopadhyay, host of CBC's Sunday Magazine on CBC Listen and CBC Radio, about Begin Again, an insightful, moving, and powerful exploration of the state of the world today illustrated in his instantly recognizable style.
Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.
Ticket registration for this event is required: Free tickets are available to book via Eventbrite.
About this event’s guests:
This event is part of our signature Salon Series, where we host local and international authors, artists and thinkers in conversation about their new books and big ideas.
Note: This is an in-person event at The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, the premiere event space for Toronto Public Library's cultural and heritage programming located on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street).
Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 2pm, but doors to the Toronto Reference Library and Appel Salon open at 1:30pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer and wine, as well as sandwiches and snacks.
Tickets are only guaranteed until 15 minutes before the show starts, at which point we will start opening up available spots to the rush line.
Accessibility at Toronto Public Library:
Toronto Public Library is committed to accessibility. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request accommodation to participate in this program. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks’ notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email [email protected].
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada