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Barry Dempster

Barry Dempster was born in Toronto, Ontario and educated in child psychology. He is the author of a novel, a children's book, two volumes of short stories and fourteen collections of poetry. He has been nominated for the Governor General's Award for literature twice, for his first book, Fables for Isolated Men (Guernica) most recently for The Burning Alphabet (Brick Books) which won the Canadian Authors Association Chalmers Award for poetry. In 2010 he was a finalist for the Ontario Premier's Award of Excellence in the Arts. From 1990 to 1997, he was Poetry and Reviews Editor for Poetry Canada. He is the senior acquisitions editor with Brick Books where he has discovered and edited many of Canada's finest emerging poets and many of Canada's best poets. He has been on the faculty at The Banff Centre as mentor for the Writing Studio, Wired Writing and Writing with Styles programs and has been the Writer-in-Residence at the Richmond Hill Public Library twice. A a new work of poetry "Invisible Dogs" was published in September 2013 (Brick Books) and a new novel "The Outside World" (PEDLAR PRESS) was published in November 2013.

10th Annual Poetry Month Gala
Sat Apr 19 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

In the month of April, Richmond Hill Public Library will be joining libraries across Canada in celebration of poetry and its vital place in Canadian culture.  Our celebration of Canadian Poetry will take place on Saturday, April 19 at the Centra...

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Jeramy Dodds Reads at 10th Annual Poetry Gala
Sat Apr 19 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Jeramy Dodds's first collection, Crabwise to the Hounds (Coach House Books, 2008), won the Trillium Book Award for poetry and was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize. His English translation of The Poetic Edda will be published later this year. T...

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Elizabeth Green Reads atg 10th Annual Poetry Gala
Sat Apr 19 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Elizabeth Greene has published two collections of poetry, with a third, Understories, poised to enter the world this spring. She edited and contributed to the award-winning We Who Can Fly: Poems, Essays and Memories in Honour of Adele Wiseman. Two of...

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ANN SHIN READS AT 10TH ANNUAL POETRY GALA
Sat Apr 19 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Ann Shin is a writer and filmmaker based in Toronto whose work has been published and screened around the world. Her most recent book of poetry, The Family China, won the 2013 Anne Green Award. Her latest documentary, The Defector won several awards...

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Barry Dempster Reads at 10th Annual Poetry Month Gala
Sat Apr 19 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Barry Dempster, twice nominated for the Governor General’s Award, is the author of 16 collections of poetry. In 2010, he was a finalist for the Ontario Premiers Award for Excellence in the Arts. His second novel, The Outside World, was publishe...

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Kimmy Beach at 10th Annual Poetry Gala
Sat Apr 19 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Kimmy Beach's fifth book, The Last Temptation of Bond (The University of Alberta Press), was featured on The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers, and was chosen as one of the top five poetry books of the year in Quill & Quire's 2013 Readers' Poll. K...

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PAUL VERMEERSCH READS AT 10TH ANNUAL POETRY GALA
Sat Apr 19 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Paul Vermeersch's fifth collection of poetry Don't Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something will be published by ECW Press in 2014. His previous books have been finalists for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the Trillium Bo...

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'The Outside World' Review

The Winnipeg Review - by Brett Josef Grubisic from uncorrected galleys The unrepentant and lifelong reader in me is a bit dismayed to acknowledge it: when thinking of the I’ll-never-forget-when stories of other people’s youths, it’...

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WHERE TO FIND OUTSIDE WORLD

THE OUTSIDE WORLD IS AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING BOOKSTORES: Toronto; Ben McNally Books, Book City Stores York Region: kmdempster@gmail.com www.pedlarpress.com www.amazon.ca Your local independent bookstore...

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NEW NOVEL! THE OUTSIDE WORLD

TORONTO BOOK LAUNCH OF "THE OUTSIDE WORLD" Thursday December 12th, 2013 "The adolescent heart is fueled by a high-octane mixture of love and ruthlessness as Barry Dempster deftly shows us in The Outside World. This novel by one of Canada's esteeme...

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THE PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE from Open Book Ontario

THE PROUST QUESTIONAIRE OPEN BOOK ONTARIO - September 2013 In his answers to Proust Questionnaire, Barry tells us his dream of happiness, his present state of mind, his motto and more. The Proust Questionnaire was not invented by Marcel Prous...

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CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: A WRITER┬╣S WORLD

For all writers who are ready to take their work to a new level.A unique ten week intensive workshop on Tuesday nights(and one Saturday morning/afternoon). One of the greatest challenges in becoming a writer is to open yourself u...

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