Barry Dempster was born in Toronto, Ontario, and educated in child psychology. He is the author of a novel, children's literature and over a dozen collections of poetry. His work has been nominated for the Governor General's Award twice and won the Canadian Authors Association Chalmers Award for poetry. From 1990 to 1997, he was the Poetry and Reviews Editor for Poetry Canada. He is currently the senior editor with Brick Books. He has been on the faculty at The Banff Centre as mentor for the Writing Studio, Wired Writing and Writing with Style programs, has conducted two master classes and has been the Writer-in-Residence at the Richmond Hill Public Library twice.
Did someone order a literary festival? There are a whopping four this week, plus tons of launches and readings (if those weren't enough!).
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This start of National Poetry Month is a good omen of things to come: tons of readings and launches this week. Plus, our namelganger Toronto Lit Up co-hosts an event with the League of Canadian Poets.
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Happy Back to School, and back to book publicity – there's a bevy of book events this week! If you can, make the trip out to Eden Mills, ON, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Brick Books.
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Guernica Editions has been publishing books that highlight the multicultural aspects of Canada since 1978. Started by Antonio D’Alfonso after a trip to Europe, he gave the press the name ‘Guernica’ after Picasso’s painting that has become a plea for peace. They strive ... Read more
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