Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Barry Dempster Launches Love Outlandish at Ben McNally Books

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Barry Dempster Launches Love Outlandish at Ben McNally Books
When

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 6:00pm

Where

Ben McNally Books
366 Bay Street
Toronto, ON

Details

Barry Dempster is the author of two volumes of short stories, a novel, a children's book, and nine previous collections of poetry, the most recent of which, The Burning Alphabet, won the 2006 Canadian Authors' Association Jack Chalmers Award and was nominated for the 2005 Governor General's Award for Poetry. Born and raised in Toronto, he presently lives in Holland Landing, Ontario, where he runs a film series, two book clubs and a writing group.

In Love Outlandish, Dempster undoes all the clichés that have barnacled our love lives and, with the zest and courage typical of his work, explores their torrents and eddies afresh. As in his previous books, Dempster responds to D.H. Lawrence's plea that we should discover and articulate what the heart really wants rather than some idealized version of it. Thoughtful, passionate, full of humour and self-aware wit, Love Outlandish delivers, again and again, the shock of recognition that permits us to laugh at, and with, the very emotions it probes.

Refreshments will be served.

Location

Ben McNally Books
366 Bay Street
Toronto, ON

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