Barry Dempster will be officially welcomed as the Richmond Hill Public Library's Writer in Residence for 2009/2010. In his presentation, Mr. Dempster will highlight the forthcoming events of the Residency and set its tone of inspiration through his short talk, "Awakening the Creative Spirit," emphasizing those first steps a writer takes toward the written page and publication.
The reception will also be the York Region launch and public reading of Mr. Dempster's brand new poetry collection, "Ivan's Birches", published by Toronto's Pedlar Press. Refreshments will follow, at which time guests will be invited to give their personal welcome to the Writer in Residence. Books will be available for purchase and author signing.