Member Profile

Mike Barnes

Mike Barnes was born in Rochester, Minnesota but has lived most of his life in Canada. He grew up in and around Hamilton. He studied at McMaster University (Hon. B.A., English) and at the University of Toronto (B.Ed.). He has worked at a wide range of jobs including fishing guide, steelworker, art gallery attendant, and English teacher. He currently lives in Toronto where he works as a private tutor.

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
416-480-9610

Publications

Contrary Angel. (short stories) Erin, ON: The Porcupine’s Quill, 2004.
The Syllabus. (stories) Erin, ON: The Porcupine’s Quill, 2002.
Aquarium. (stories) Erin, ON: The Porcupine’s Quill, 1999.
Calm Jazz Sea. (poems) London, ON: Brick Books, 1996.

Awards

Shortlisted, Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for Calm Jazz Sea.
Winner of the Danuta Gleed Award for Aquarium.

WITS

Presentation Description
Presentation Length:
4hrs:1-2 sess / 8hrs:3-4
Genre:
Short stories, novels, poetry
Grades:
7-12
Audience size:
Regular
Workshop Description:
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$200
Two sessions:
$200
Three sessions:
$300
Four sessions:
$300
One session:
$100
Two sessions:
$100
Three sessions:
$150
Four sessions:
$150
GST:
GST not applicable