Join us as we celebrate the launch of The Truth About the Barn: A Voyage of Discovery and Contemplation (Great Plains Publications) featuring a conversation with author David Elias hosted by Dennis Cooley.
“We count on writers to show the remarkable in the ordinary, to enable us to see anew what has become familiar. David Elias has done just that in The Truth About the Barn. Never will we look at a barn in the same way again." — Marjorie Anderson, editor of the national bestselling Dropped Threads anthologies
The Truth About the Barn offers answers to important questions about how barns came into being, why they look the way they do, why they’re worth reflecting on, and what possible future they may have. With wit and romanticism, David Elias investigates the barn’s place in culture and religion, art and literature, exploring psychological and philosophical implications of barns over time.
David Elias is the author of six books, most recently Elizabeth of Bohemia. His fiction has been nominated for a number of awards, including the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction for Elizabeth of Bohemia, The Books in Canada First Novel Award for Sunday Afternoon and The Journey Prize for his short story, "How I Crossed Over." His work has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies across the country, and in addition to writing he spends time as an editor, writer-in-residence, mentor and creative writing instructor. He lives in Winnipeg.
Host Dennis Cooley has lived most of his life in Winnipeg, where he has been active in publishing and writing groups. His latest titles include the home place, the muse sings, cold press moon, and the bestiary.