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Pre-season Insights. Talks & Interviews.



Various Locations
February 16, 2023 – May 24, 2023
Varying Times

Free talks related to the 2023 season will be held at the Guelph, London, Kitchener, Toronto and Hamilton Public Libraries on various dates from February to May. This is a non-ticketed event.

All lectures begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.

Toronto Reference Library (Beeton Hall)

789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

  • Thursday, February 16: Love’s Labour’s Lost with Philippa Sheppard, Lecturer, English, University of Toronto
  • Thursday, February 23: Much Ado About Nothing with Jane Freeman, Director, Graduate Centre for Academic Communication, University of Toronto
  • Thursday, March 2: King Lear with Alexander Leggatt, Professor Emeritus, English, University of Toronto
  • Thursday, March 9: Richard II with Misha Teramura, Assistant Professor, English, University of Toronto

Hamilton Public Library - Valley Park Branch

970 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek, ON

All lectures at the Hamilton Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.: Frankenstein Revived with Jean Wilson, McMaster University
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m.: Les Belles-Soeurs with Ashley Williamson, Blyth Festival
  • Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m.: Rent with Ronald Cummings, McMaster University
  • Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.: Much Ado About Nothing Melinda Gough, McMaster University

Kitchener Public Library

85 Queen Street, Kitchener, ON

  • Tuesday, April 4: A Wrinkle in Time with Thomas Morgan Jones, Playwright and Director
  • Tuesday, April 11: Frankenstein Revived with Sorouja Moll, University of Waterloo
  • Tuesday, April 18: Casey and Diana Sarah Dowling, University of Toronto
  • Monday, April 24: Women of the Fur Trade with Ki'en Debicki, McMaster University

Guelph Public Library

100 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON

Please note the Song & Dance Workshop on April 29 starts at 2 p.m.

  • Tuesday, April 4: A Wrinkle in Time with Charity Mensah, University of Guelph
  • Tuesday, April 11: Casey & Diana with Peter Kuling, University of Guelph
  • Tuesday, April 25: Rent with Jordana Cox and Sarah Klein, University of Waterloo
  • Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m.: Song & Dance Workshop with Melanie McInenly, Actor, Dancer and Singer

London Public Library - Central Branch (Stevenson & Hunt Room)

251 Dundas Street, London, ON

  • Wednesday, May 3: Richard II with Kim Solga, Western University
  • Wednesday, May 10: A Wrinkle in Time with Thomas Morgan Jones, Playwright and Director
  • Wednesday, May 17: Monty Python’s Spamalot with Neil Brooks & Scott Schofield, Huron University College
  • Wednesday, May 24: Much Ado About Nothing with Randall Martin, Western University


Support for The Meighen Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.

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