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Gary Barwin & Friends

January 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - January 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm MST


Join us for an afternoon reading and discussion with the many-talented Gary Barwin. Reading from his two most recent books, Barwin will be joined by local authors and friends, Nikki Reimer and Helen Hajnoczky, for a fun-filled afternoon of poetry, prose, refreshments, and more!

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, visual and multidisciplinary artist and the author of twenty-four books of poetry, fiction and books for children. His latest books includes A Cemetery for Holes, a poetry collaboration with Tom Prime (Gordon Hill, Fall 2019) and For It is a Pleasure and a Surprise to Breathe: New and Selected Poems, ed. Alessandro Porco (Wolsak and Wynn, Fall 2019.) His national bestselling novel Yiddish for Pirates (Random House Canada) won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour as well as the Canadian Jewish Literary Award (Fiction) and the Hamilton Book Award (Fiction). It was also a finalist for both the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. A finalist for the National Magazine Awards (Poetry), he is a three-time recipient of Hamilton Poetry Book of the Year, has also received the Hamilton Arts Award for Literature and has co-won the bpNichol Chapbook Award and the K.M. Hunter Arts Award. A new novel, Don’t Fence Me In will appear from Random House in 2021. He has a PhD in music composition and is the publisher of serif of nottingham editions, an active literary organizer, and has been writer-in-residence at several libraries and universities. He lives in Hamilton and at garybarwin.com.


January 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm MST
January 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm MST
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