Barry Dempster is the author of fourteen poetry collections, a novel, two volumes of short stories and a children's book. He teaches writing workshops from Banff, Alberta to Santiago, Chile. His most recent books include Love Outlandish, Ivan's Birches, Blue Wherever and Dying a Little. A new novel is forthcoming from Pedlar Press in November 2013.
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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