Barwin, Gary

Gary Barwin

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multimedia artist and the author of twenty-one books of poetry, fiction and books for children. His recent books include Scotiabank Giller Prize and Governor General’s Award shortlisted Yiddish for Pirates and the poetry collection Moon Baboon Canoe. Barwin teaches creative writing in the Mohawk College Continuing Education program and will be the writer-in-residence at McMaster University and the Hamilton Public Library for 2017–2018. Born in Northern Ireland to South African parents of Ashkenazi descent, Barwin moved to Canada as a child. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.




Past Events

  • Wednesday November 8, 2017

    • IFOA London

      Cost: $10

      Join Gary Barwin as he reads from his latest work and is interviewed by Jason Dickson.


  • Monday October 30, 2017

    • IFOA Thunder Bay

      Cost: $15

      IFOA Thunder Bay welcomes authors Gary Barwin, Terry Fallis, Grace O'Connell and Jean E. Pendziwol.


  • Tuesday February 14, 2017

    • #XOifoa Valentine's Day Twitter Chat


      We have asked 2016 Giller Prize nominee Gary Barwin (@garybarwin), editor and art director of Shameless Magazine Sheila Sampath (@sheilasheila) and poet and professor Daniel Scott Tysdal (@dstiz) to help you write your love notes! Don’t let Valentine’s Day stress you out, these writers have you covered!