SEPTEMBER 19 & 25 Toronto’s literary culture is second to none in this country, and Harbourfront Centre plays a big role in ensuring it stays that way. The waterside venue’s Authors at Harbourfront series returns this month for its 39th season of hosting local and international writers at intimate readings and discussions. On September 19, legendary Talking Heads musician and all around cultural icon David Byrne presents his book, How Music Works, an analysis of how music is shaped by time and place. On September 25, British novelist Zadie Smith appears in conversation with CBC radio host Eleanor Wachtel and reads from her acclaimed new novel, NW. 235 Queens Quay W., $25; call 416-973-4000 or visit here for further details.