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FALL DATES CONFIRMED

DATES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED FOR THE FALL SEASON OF SOUTHLAKE CINEMANIA! September 19, 2016 October 3, 2016 October 17, 2016 October 24, 2016 November 7, 2016 November 14, 2016 PASSES WILL BE ON SALE IN THE SUMMER - DATE TO BE CONFIRMED....

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FALL DATES CONFIRMED

DATES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED FOR THE FALL SEASON OF SOUTHLAKE CINEMANIA! September 19, 2016 October 3, 2016 October 17, 2016 October 24, 2016 November 7, 2016 November 14, 2016 PASSES WILL BE ON SALE IN THE SUMMER - DATE TO BE CONFIRMED....

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Interview with Barry Dempster

A beloved poet explores why life is so rich, even at the worst of times. See two poems from Barry's new book at the end of this Article Brick Books celebrates the publication of a new poetry collection by Barry Dempster on March 15, 2016 – Di...

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POETS IN PROFILE: BARRY DEMPSTER

POETS IN PROFILE: BARRY DEMPSTER Barry Dempster has hit an amazing milestone with Disturbing the Buddha (Brick Books) — the book marks his fifteenth full length poetry collection. The Canadian Authors Association, whi...

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DISTURBING THE BUDDHA

BARRY'S NEWEST POETRY IS OUT TODAY IS RELEASED TODAY A beloved poet explores why life is so rich, even at the worst of times. Disturbing the Buddha, Barry Dempster’s fifteenth collection, is disarmingly conversational and, like the...

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Passion for Poetry with Barry Dempster

Passion for Poetry with Barry Dempster 'This course is for both those who have been writing quietly on their own for years and those who are just beginning to think about starting to write poetry. Through a combination of lessons, workshop technique...

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'The Outside World' Review

"Veteran poet Barry Dempster’s equally enthralling second novel, The Outside World, makes a worthy—if smaller in scope—companion to Munro" The Winnipeg Review - by Brett Josef Grubisic  The unrepentant and lifelong reade...

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THE MALAHAT REVIEW: The Outside World

"The Outside World has qualities similar to Dempster's fourteen books of poetry—a kind of unpretentious lyricism, well-crafted images accompanied by natural-seeming rhythms and lines, as well as occasional, admirable philosophical depths."...

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"The Outside World" Ontario Trillium Award Finalist for 2014

"The Outside World" English Language Finalists for the Trillium Book Award Jury Comment:  “Through the eyes of fourteen-year-old Robby Tedley, we meet a family living on a “perfectly normal suburban street” in the late 1960s &...

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The Trillium Conversations: Craig Davidson and Barry Dempster

The Trillium Conversations: Craig Davidson and Barry Dempster Published in The National Post: June 16th, 2014 The winners of the 2014 Trillium Book Award, which celebrate Ontario’s best writing. This year The Afterword will once aga...

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Review of Invisible Dogs from CV2

"With this new collection, Barry Dempster makes the invisible visible and chases the ghosts away with music and sunlight, while still yearning for the losses they represent." CV2: A review of Invisible Dogs by Barry Dempster (Brick Books, 2013) By...

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THE OUTSIDE WORLD 2014 TRILLIUM FINALIST

Through the eyes of fourteen-year-old Robby Tedley, we meet a family living on a "perfectly normal suburban street" in the late 1960's - but of course there's nothing normal about them. Robby's mother is too terrified to venture beyond the front door...

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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 yourse...

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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: [email protected] www.pedlarpress.com www.amazon.ca Your local independent bookstore...

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NEW POETRY! INVISIBLE DOGS

Virtuosic poems for anyone who has ever survived a broken heart or made it past fifty.  Invisible Dogs, Dempster’s fourteenth collection, is a complex but deeply coherent hymn to the difficult business of staying alive. This is a book for...

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NEW POETRY! INVISIBLE DOGS

Virtuosic poems for anyone who has ever survived a broken heart or made it past fifty.  Invisible Dogs, Dempster’s fourteenth collection, is a complex but deeply coherent hymn to the difficult business of staying alive. This is a book for...

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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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TORONTO QUARTERLY INTERVIEW

TORONTO QUARTERLY INTERVIEW for INVISIBLE DOGS - October 2013 The following poems are excerpts from Invisible Dogs by Barry Dempster, copyright © 2013 by Brick Books. Used with permission from the publisher.  GOD FALLS INTO Y...

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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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Quill and Quire Fall Books Noted

Brick Books has a trio of strong names on its fall list, beginning with the ninth volume from Halifax-based poet Don Domanski. Bite Down Little Whisper ($20 pa., Aug.) sees the Governor General’s Literary Award winner mix science and myth in a...

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HALIFAX LAUNCH FOR INVISIBLE DOGS

Book Launch with Barry Dempster and Don Domanski  Barry Dempster and Don Domanski launch their newest collections of poetry, INVISIBLE DOGS (Dempster) and BITE DOWN LITTLE WHISPER (Domanski). Location: ...

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Burning Alphabet

Winner of the 2006 CAA Jack Chalmers Poetry Award.  Shortlisted for the 2005 Governor General's Award for Poetry and longlisted for the 2006 ReLit Awards.   "Few if any poets encompass the range, the dynamism, and the spectrum of em...

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Toronto Star review of Ivan's Birches

Poetry: Pretty is as Pretty Does The lyrical tradition celebrates beauty By Barbara Carey Books Reporter , Toronto Star, published on Friday March 26, 2010 Barry Dempster’s Ivan’s Birches (78 pages, $20) comes from Toronto’s...

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PRISM REVIEW OF BLUE WHEREVER

BLUE WHEREVER, Reviewed by Natalie Thompson for Prairie Fire Double cream Brie cheese and Bordeaux with a bouquet of berries and caramel. Spinach salad with thick, double-smoked bacon bits. Ginger biscuits with tea. A snow-feathered forest with eleg...

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SAGE HILL SPRING COLLOQUIUM

APPLICATION DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO MARCH 15TH Barry Dempster has been invited back to facilitate Sage Hill's Spring Poetry Colloquium. Spring Poetry Colloquium - May 4 - 17, 2012 An intensive two-week working and critiquing retreat. Each poet will...

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

AT THE 7TH ANNUAL RICHMOND HILL POETRY GALA hosted by The Richmond Hill Public Library and Barry Dempster. Saturday April 28, 1 to 4 pm RICHMOND HILL CENTRAL LIBRARY SOUTHWEST CORNER OF MAJOR MACKENZIE & YONGE STREET Information and pre-regist...

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BEST CANADIAN POETRY 4 Years in a Row

The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011 published by Tightrope Books proudly continues a series that kicked off with a bang in 2008 and thrives under the stewardship of esteemed editor Molly Peacock and a different acclaimed poet guest editor each y...

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Art Bar Reading Toronto

Art Bar Reading 8pm , Admission Free Barry Dempster Barry Dempster, twice nominated for the Governor General's Award, is the author of sixteen books. His collection The Burning Alphabet won the Canadian Authors' Association Chalmers Award for Poetr...

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Turning Leaves Writer's Retreat

Get away for three days of intensive writing activities. The weekend is packed with everything you need to get you fired up to write all winter long. workshops with three powerhouse facilitators fireside discussions with award-winning poet and a...

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Wired Writing Studio Banff

Wired Writing Studio Program dates: October 3 - 15, 2011 (2 week on-site residency in Banff) October 31, 2011 - March 30, 2012 (20-week online residency) www.banffcentre.ca Faculty: Barry Dempster - poetry, Stan Dragland - fiction and other n...

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MAHONE BAY MASTER CLASS with Barry Dempster

Holistic Poetry & the Imagination: Putting Heart, Mind, Body and  Spirit into Your Work A poetry that doesn't use the best of us can feel only half-alive. By using the imagination as a measurement of engagement, it's possible to immerse one...

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DYING A LITTLE

  Dying a Little Barry Dempster Award-winning poet Barry Dempster’s latest collection embraces the fragility of life and the bitterness of endings. Ghosts of his father and mother haunt the pages and friends face battles...

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Banff Wired Writing Studio Deadline June 15

Wired Writing Studio Program dates: October 3 - 15, 2011 (2 week on-site residency in Banff) October 31, 2011 - March 30, 2012 (20-week online residency) Application deadline: June 15, 2011 - www.banffcentre.ca     Faculty: Barry...

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Series Six Chapbooks

The Alfred Gustav Press is pleased to introduce: Series Six A trio of new chapbooks of original, previously unpublished poetry in a handmade artefact signed by the poet, available only by subscription.   Subscriptions are available for $...

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Chilean Master Class with Barry Dempster

SOLD OUT! MEMORY: IN THE MOMENT - A Writing Workshop with Barry Dempster Chile, January 16 to January 29, 2011 -  Price includes: Master Class, Accommodation, Meals, Outings to Santiago, Valparaiso Participation is limited. Contact Susan Si...

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KAI CHAN IN POETRY AND MUSIC

The Poetry of Barry Dempster and the music of the George Gao Ensemble are interwoven acoustically in the environments created by artist Kai Chan during this 35 year retrospective of the artist's work. Varley Art Gallery, Markham Ontario - 7 - 9 pm....

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POETRY AND PETRI DISHES

On the penultimate evening of Elaine Whittaker’s stunning bioart installation “(in)trepid cultures” (October 6-30, 2010), the following ten poets will be giving a group reading on the theme Beauty and Terror: Leanne Averbach, Barry...

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BRICK CELEBRATES 35 YEARS!

Founding editors Don McKay and Stan Dragland celebrate 35 years of Brick Books with Acquisitions Editor Barry Dempster. The event was celebrated Wednesday October 13 at Mitzi's Sister with readings by Brick Authors, Roo Borson, Barry Dempster, Mauree...

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UPCOMING READINGS - Blue Wherever and Ivan's Birches

Sunday, August 15 , 6:00 pm . . . TORONTO The Plasticine Reading Series The Central 603 Markham Street Plasticine Poetry James Deahl, Barry Dempster, Lesley McAllister, Ruth Roach Pierson and Dane Swan plus an open mic. 6 pm. Free. Tuesday, August...

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YORK REGION AUTHOR FINALIST FOR PREMIER'S ARTS AWARD

YORK REGION AUTHOR FINALIST FOR PREMIER’S ARTS AWARD York Region author and poet Barry Dempster has been selected as one of six finalists for the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.  The Premier’s Award recognizes outs...

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University of Regina Reading

REGINA - Tuesday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m. – Campion College, University of Regina Barry Dempster will read from his collection Love Outlandish (Brick Books) and Ivan’s Birches (Pedlar Press) with Dave Margoshes. Contact Dr. Christian Rieg...

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International Festival of Authors Reading

Reading: Debra Adelaide, Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, Barry Dempster, Lisa Moore    Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto - 8pm Debra AdelaideDebra Adelaide's work includes two previous novels, The Hotel Albatross and Serpe...

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IFOA Reading - Burlington

International Festival of Authors IFOA Burlington Reading: Lorna Crozier, Barry Dempster, Margaret Elphinstone, Annabel Lyon - 7:30pm, St. Luke's Parish Hall, 1382 Ontario Street, BurlingtonReadings by Lorna Crozier, Barry Dempster, Margaret Elphin...

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Prairie Fire Review of Love Outlandish

Love Outlandish by Barry Dempster London, ON: Brick Books, 2009. ISBN 978-1-894078-70-2, 111 pp., $19.00 paper. In Love Outlandish, Barry Dempster presents love in many shapes from shifting angles, then collates the results, from the passionate...

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UPROAR, WHAT A GORGEOUS WORD: BARRY DEMPSTER with BETH FOLLETT

Interview from www.openbooktoronto.com BF: What led you to write poetry? What were some of the very first poems you read? BD: I used to think that poetry was some stranger on a crowded street who in a mindless rush just happened to bump into me,...

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Ivan's Birches

IVAN'S BIRCHES is a collection of poems about the connection between seeingthe world and falling in love with it.   It evolved from a walk in an Ontario woods, coming upon a sudden birch grove reminiscent of Andrei Tarkovsky's film, Ivan's...

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Love Outlandish Published March 2009

"Talk about luscious, limber language! The wonderful poems of Barry Dempster in Love Outlandish extend the possibilities of 'love lives' themselves-what doesn't quite work out becomes, thanks to careful, original imagery and vibrant description,...

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The Words Wanting Out

The Words Wanting OutPoems Selected and Newby Barry Dempster "Let's not mince words: the poetry in The Words Wanting Out: Poems Selected and New is as good as it gets in this country.If it seemed a good idea to nominate Barry Dempster's first book...

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