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Gary, Garry Night


Gary Bar­win, co-author of Fran­zla­tions: The Imag­i­nary Kaf­ka Para­bles, will be read­ing and show­ing some of his work cir­ca 8 pm, Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 18, at the People’s Co-op Book­store.

He’ll be read­ing with Gar­ry Thomas Morse, the author of Streams, Trans­ver­sals for Orpheus & the unti­tled 1–13, and, most recent­ly, Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus. A com­put­er bug, the “Gar­ry Thomas Thomas Morse bug”, is named after him. Dur­ing day­light hours he works at Talon­books in Van­cou­ver.

Bar­win hails from Hamil­ton, Ontario. Along with Hugh Thomas and Craig Con­ley, he penned Fran­zla­tions, which came out in 2011. There was, alas (esp. for Craig, who lives in Flori­da and has always want­ed to vis­it Cana­da dur­ing the win­ter), no author tour, and no Van­cou­ver stop on it. So this might be your one chance to meet Gary, and have him sign your copy of Fran­zla­tions.

Or, your chance might come the day before, on Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 17, when Gary (one R) will be read­ing at Emi­ly Carr Uni­ver­si­ty and at Capi­lano Col­lege with Jon Paul Fiorenti­no. But this one promis­es to be a bit more fun.

The People’s Co-op Book­store is at 1391 Com­mer­cial Dri­ve. The event even has its own Face­book page. Gar­ry & Gary get under­way around 8pm, and admis­sion is free.