Cozy Fest: Gary Barwin + Imagining Imagining

Poet, novelist, and multidisiplinary artist Gary Barwin introduces his new collection of essays Imagining Imagining: Essays on Language, Identity, and Infinity (Wolsak & Wynn), from an unorthodox, yet aptly cozy place in his home.

Now reading on Cozy Fest: Gary Barwin, Imagining Imagining.


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Gary Barwin reads from Imagining Imagining
(Wolsak & Wynn)

About our reader

A photo of writer Gary Barwin. He is a light skin-toned man with chin-length grey hair and glasses, and he wears a black button down shirt against a black background.

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, and multidisciplinary artist and the author of 30 books including Nothing the Same, Everything Haunted: The Ballad of Motl the Cowboy which won the Canadian Jewish Literary Award and was chosen for Hamilton Reads 2023. His national bestselling novel Yiddish for Pirates won the Leacock Medal for Humour and the Canadian Jewish Literary Award, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was long listed for Canada Reads. His many poetry collections include the recent Duck Eats Yeast, Quacks, Explodes; Man Loses Eye (with Lillian Nećakov; 2023) and The Most Charming Creatures which won the Canadian Jewish Literary Award. His latest book is Imagining Imagining: Essays on Language, Identity and Infinity (Wolsak & Wynn, 2023). Born in Northern Ireland to South African parents of Lithuanian Ashkenazi descent, he lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Thanks to Gary for reading from his book for All Lit Up’s second-annual Cozy Fest! You can learn more about Imagining Imagining, and order from ALU or your fave local bookstore (via the Shop Local button), right here.

For more to come, or to catch up on the series, click here.