Pivot on March 8th: Puneet Dutt, Nora Gold, Hal Niedzviecki, & Matt Robinson

Hi Kids. Pivot comes back on March 8th with a wild and wonderful show of very different styles and tones. You’ll like it. Matt Robinson comes from points east and is is joined by some of Toronto’s favourites.


Cast List:

Puneet Dutt holds a MA in English from Ryerson University. She is the author of the chapbook PTSD south beach (Grey Borders Books), which was a Finalist for the 2016 Breitling Chapbook Prize. Her work has been published in a number of journals and in Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. She resides in Toronto with her husband, where she is a creative writing workshop facilitator with the Toronto Writers Collective and is an editorial board member of Canthius, a literary journal. Follow her on twitter @Puneet_Dutt.

Nora Gold is a prize-winning author who has written three books: The Dead Man (which came out this spring), Fields of Exile (winner of the 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Award and praise from Cynthia Ozick), and Marrow and Other Stories (winner of a Canadian Jewish Book Award and praise from Alice Munro). She is also the founder and editor of the prestigious online literary journal Jewish Fiction .net, which has published 300 works of fiction from around the world (originally written in 14 different languages) and which has readers in over 140 countries. Dr. Gold, at one time a tenured professor, is now the Writer-in-Residence and an Associate Scholar at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, where she coordinates the Wonderful Women Writers Series.

Hal Niedzviecki is the author of books of nonfiction and fiction, most recently the collection of short stories Look Down, This is Where it Must Have Happened (City Lights Books) and the nonfiction books Trees On Mars: Our Obsession with the Future (Seven Stories Press) and The Peep Diaries: How We’re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors (City Lights Books). The Peep Diaries was made into a television documentary entitled Peep Culture produced for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Niedzviecki is the current fiction editor and the founder of Broken Pencil, the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts.  He edited the magazine from 1995 to 2002. Hal’s writing has appeared in newspapers, periodicals and journals across the world including The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Playboy, the Utne Reader, The Globe and Mail, The National Post,  The Walrus and Geist.

Matt Robinson is an Atlantic Canadian poet living in Halifax, NS. His most recent book is Some Nights It’s Entertainment; Some Other Nights Just Work, his fifth collection of poems, which was released by Gaspereau Press in Fall 2016. Other publications include the chapbook a fist made and then un-made (Gaspereau, 2013), which was short-listed for the bpNichol Award, as well as Against the Hard Angle (ECW, 2010), no cage contains a stare that well (ECW, 2005), and A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking (Insomniac, 2000). He’s won the Petra Kenney Prize and The Malahat Review Long Poem Award and been shortlisted for things like the Gerald Lampert Award and the ReLit Award. He has a new chapbook, The Telephone Game, coming out with Baseline Press in Fall 2017.

Pivot on March 8th
with Puneet Dutt, Nora Gold, Hal Niedzvkiecki, and Matt Robinson
8 PM
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)


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