August 12: Jacqueline Larson, Mark Sampson and Sarah Selecky

Pivot returns to regularly scheduled biweekly programming as of August 12. And to celebrate, we’re offering up the literary delights of three exciting readers: Jacqueline Larson, Mark Sampson and Sarah Selecky. Feast your eyes on their bios:

Though she lives in Toronto now, Jacqueline Larson was born in and formed by Alberta. She received her MA (English) from SFU where she also worked as managing editor of West Coast Line. Her work has been published in a number of journals and shortlisted for the National Magazine award and Hart House Review poetry prize. Salt Physic, her first book, was published recently by Pedlar Press.

Mark Sampson has published one novel, entitled Off Book, which came out with Norwood Publishing of Halifax in the fall of 2007. He has also published short stories and poems in literary journals and anthologies around Canada, including Pottersfield Portfolio, paperplates, The Frequent & Vigorous Quarterly, Inscribed and Lunch: My Favourite Season. Originally from the Maritimes, Mark now lives and writes in Toronto, where he is working on a novel set in South Korea.

Sarah Selecky’s stories have been published in The Sun, Geist Magazine, Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly, Event and The Journey Prize Anthology. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia and has been teaching creative writing workshops in her living room for the past eight years. Her short story collection, This Cake is for the Party, will be released by Thomas Allen Publishers in Spring 2010. Find more about Sarah here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West

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