Monthly Archives: June 2009

Pivot takes a holiday

The series will take a break over the Canada Day holiday, coming back July 15. In the meantime, check out the best of local literary experimentation at the Scream Literary Festival, happening July 2 – 13, 2009.

Enjoy the summer!


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June 17: Sonja Greckol, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Betsy Trumpener

Pivot is back June 17 with three women who write: Sonja Greckol, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Betsy Trumpener. Don’t miss it!

Sonja Greckol’s work has appeared in Literary Review of Canada, Canadian Literature, Dalhousie Review, CV2, Canadian Woman Studies, Fiddlehead and Matrix. She coordinates poetry for Women and Environments International Magazine. She has taught college and  university, studied order and disorder in jokes, done human rights and gender-based research and consulting, and continues to do local activism while she writes.

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer is the author most recently of Perfecting. She also wrote The Nettle Spinner which was shortlisted for the in Canada First Novel Award and Way Up: stories, which won a Danuta Gleed Award. She is the magazine editor for and teaches both at the University of Toronto, and online through the New York Times Knowledge Network.

Betsy Trumpener is an award-winning CBC News reporter, writer and radio documentary producer. She has lived in Iowa, Israel, Alberta, Ontario, Bavaria and the Black Forest. She now lives with her family between a wild swamp and a pipeline in Northern BC, where she covers the daily drama of British Columbia’s interior. Trumpener’s non-fiction and fiction have been published in the Guardian, Globe and Mail, This Magazine, NOW Magazine, Monday Magazine and the Malahat Review. She was the first annual writer-in-residence for the CBC arts show North by Northwest, and she has been awarded a Western Magazine Award for her magazine column, “North of Unreal,” a Jack Webster Award for Best Radio Feature, and a Jack Webster Africa Journalism Fellowship. The Butcher of Penetang (Caitlin Press, 2008) is her first book. It was shortlisted for the Writers’ Union of Canada’s Danuta Gleed Literary Award for short fiction earlier this year.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Carey Toane

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June 3: Cancellation

Just a quick announcement that Marianne Apostolides has cancelled her appearance at Pivot tomorrow night. Please see post below for all the details on the three other readers on the bill.



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