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Michael Barclay

Michael Barclay is the author of the 2018-19 national bestseller The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip and co-author of 2001's Have Not Been the Same: The CanRock Renaissance 1985-95, both on ECW Press. He's a broadcaster and award-winning magazine journalist with work in Maclean's, the Globe and Mail, the New York Times and more. He blogs at Radio Free Canuckistan.

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

Publications

The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip. ECW Press, 2018
Have Not Been the Same: The CanRock Renaissance 1985-95. ECW Press, 2001; revised 2011

Awards

Michael Barclay for Massey Hall: Shine a Light, 2018
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

A reading from the 2018-19 national bestseller The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip, with anecdotes about the research and creation of an unauthorized biography

Presentation Length:
20 min
Genre:
Biography, non-fiction, Canadian music, Canadian history
Grades:
Grades 8-12
Audience size:
Any
Workshop Description:

An introduction to biography and non-fiction writing, including research, interview skills, fact-checking, and reluctant subjects. 

Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$$$
GST:
GST applicable