Book Signing Events

Book Signings for  TRUer NORTH by John Dunphy
will be announced on this page as they are arranged.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Ottawa, ON  Biagio’s on Richmond Road, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Presentation: “Getting to Know Nunavut” (1:30 – 2:30)

Reading & Signing for TRUer NORTH by John Dunphy

Readers: John Dunphy, Peter Brodribb, Sheila Carriere

AV Co-ordination: Ross Laing    Book Sales: Claudia & Damon Dunphy

Images of Nunavut I and II courtesy Russ Hepburn



Friday, August 14, 2015

Charlottetown, PEI’s downtown public library hosts Readings & Signing for John

Dunphy’s nonfiction account of his Nunavut experience in TRUer NORTH

Confederation Centre Public Library at 10:30 a.m.

Readers:  John Dunphy, Ray Malone, Jeanne Gauthier-MacKenzie

Charlottetown Guardian newspaper  August 13, 2015

Book Reading Planned for Library

The author of  TRUer NORTH, a timely introduction to Inuit communities of the three major regions of Nunavut, will be at Confederation Centre Public Library Friday, August 14, 10:30 a.m.

In his new book, John Dunphy looks at the social, technological, economic, education and employment challenges faced by Inuit after 5,ooo years of nomadic tradition and little more than 50 years of modernization.  The issues are real to Inuit, but largely unknown to, and unfelt by, the rest of North America.

The writer takes readers on his personal journey through culture shock to a new appreciation of Inuit culture and tradition, into the hearts, homes, and haunts of Inuit providing quick glimpses into their preoccupations, values, and special knowledge.  The book celebrates Nunavut’s history, tradition, and achievement and closes with some serious reflection on issues facing Canada’s newest territory.

From 2004 to 2010 the author ws engaged in management training in Nunavut.  These experiences inspired his new book TRUer NORTH.  He lives in Ottawa, and is visiting the library as part of an East Coast book tour.


Friday, August 7, 2015

Saint John Public Library hosts John Dunphy’s presentation “Getting to Know Nunavut,”

Dramatic readings, Book sales, Q & A session, slideshow “Images of Nunavut”

#1 Market Square at 11:00 a.m.

Readers: John Dunphy, Tina Keiffer, Adam Masson


CBC Radio Interview: Hance Colburne with John Dunphy July 2015


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Book Launch of John Dunphy’s new work of nonfiction, TRUer NORTH

The Observatory Lounge: Algonquin College, Building A 170 at 1:00 p.m.

Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario

Readers:  John Dunphy, Brian Cathcart

AV & Book Sales: Glen Snow


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

LEARN & EXPLORE SPEAKER’S SERIES, Abbotsford House Glebe Centre 1:00 p.m.

Presentation:  Getting to Know Nunavut, Guest Speaker John Dunphy

Readings from TRUer NORTH, Q & A, Book sale and signing

Readers:  John Dunphy, Brian Cathcart


Book signings for Indian River, a collection of short stories and reflections, by John Dunphy follow:


Indian River by John Dunphy
at Baico Publishing Inc., December 2011
280 Albert Street (at Kent), Ottawa ON


Book Signing for Indian River by John Dunphy
Farmer’s Market, Charlottetown, PEI, July 31, 2010


Presentation of readings from Indian River by John Dunphy

Saint John Public Library, June 10, 2010
Saint John Free Public Library
_____________________________________________June Reading, book sales and signing


Hilary Paige Smith, Telegraph-Journal

SAINT JOHN—A Saint John-born author will be returning to the city today to launch his first work of fiction.

John Dunphy was raised in Saint John and graduated from St. Malachy’s Memorial High School in 1960. He will also be returning to the city this week for his 50th high school reunion.

The launch of Dunphy’s latest book Indian River takes place at the Saint John Free Public Library in Market Square at noon today.

Dunphy will be reading excerpts from his novel and signing copies for visitors.

“It’s a story about a family from saint John, but I go back to their roots into Prince Edward Island and Ireland and Scotland and then I trace family events throughout the 1920’s, 50s, 60s and the stories go beyond Saint John sometimes,” the author said.”It’s what I would call informed imagination, in other words, the genealogy is accurate. I use the names of real people, but for events that I did not experience directly, I had to create the event,” he said.

“I imagine from what I knew of the person (a relative) as an adult, I could guess what they were like at 12 and 14. It’s creative non-fiction.”

Dunphy said he will be offering visitors a taste of every theme in his book, from humour to drama.

The author said he is excited to be coming back to the Maritimes.


Book Launch of John Dunphy’s  Indian River

Patty’s Pub, Bank Street, Ottawa On

June 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.