December 14: David McGimpsey, Leigh Nash and Carey Toane

See you later, 2011! It’s the last Pivot of the year, and it’s going to a big one. Carey Toane, former Pivot host and author of the Mansfield Press collection The Crystal Palace, will be joining us from London. Another Mansfield Presser (and Coach House buson), Leigh Nash, reads from Goodbye, Ukelele. And in from Montreal will be the inimitable David McGimpsey, with his new and remarkable Coach House poetry collection, Li’l Bastard, in hand. It’s going to be a fantastic evening, and we hope to see you there. (Don’t worry – we’ll be back in January with more Pivoty goodness!)

David McGimpsey was born and raised in Montreal. Li’l Bastard, his latest collection, was named a book of the year by the Quill & Quire. He is the author of four acclaimed collections of poetry, including Lardcake and Sitcom (now in its second printing), which was a finalist for both the A.M. Klein Prize and the ReLit Award. David is also the author of the award-winning study Imagining Baseball: America’s Pastime and Popular Culture. McGimpsey writes a regular humour column for Montreal’s Matrix Magazine and the ‘Sandwich of the Month’ column as a contributing editor for EnRoute. David lives in the Mile-End district of Montreal and teaches creative writing and literature at Concordia University.

Leigh Nash is a Toronto-based writer, editor, and administrator. A graduate of the University of Guelph’s MFA in Creative Writing program, she is a partner in the editing firm Re:word Communications, a co-founder of The Emergency Response Unit, and the Coach House Books publishing assistant. Her work has appeared in various print and online journals, and Goodbye, Ukelele is her first book.

Carey Toane is a journalist and poet. Her poems and translations have appeared in Canadian journals, chapbooks, and anthologies. She is the co-founder of the mechanical journal Toronto Poetry Vendors and the original host of Toronto reading series Pivot at the Press Club. Originally from Alberta, she has also lived in Finland, the Middle East and New York City. She is currently studying library science at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. The Crystal Palace is her first book.

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring David McGimpsey, Leigh Nash and Carey Toane
Wednesday, December 14
8 PM
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC
Hosted by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

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