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.