Monthly Archives: November 2008

Nov. 26: Daccia Bloomfield, Catherine Graham and Mike Knox

Pivot is back November 26, featuring Daccia Bloomfield, Catherine Graham and Mike Knox.

Daccia Bloomfield is a writer, visual artist and independent curator. For several years, she co-directed an art gallery called Virus Arts, which lovingly served Toronto’s diverse arts and literary communities. She is a founding and contributing member of the art collective/small press “Good Morning Press”. Daccia is currently employed by the Canadian Foundation for AIDS research. She lives and works in downtown Toronto.

Catherine Graham is the author of The Watch (Abbey Press), Pupa (Insomniac Press), and The Red Element (Insomniac Press).  She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto where she was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award and Life Writing classes in Burlington at Discovery Landing. Her work has been published in such journals as The New Quarterly, The Literary Review of Canada and The Fiddlehead. As creativity consultant, Catherine has led her unique workshops through GlaxoSmithKline, BookExpo, York University and Environics Communications. She is Vice President of Project Bookmark Canada. Visit: www.catherinegraham.com

Michael Knox is the author of the internationally acclaimed poetry collection The North End Poems and of Play out the Match, both published with ECW Press. His poems have appeared in a variety of literary journals across North America and Britain.

Wednesday, November 26, 8 p.m.
At the Press Club
850 Dundas St. West
Free

Hope to see you there!

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Pivot with Alison Pick, Jeff Latosik and Sara Heinonen

Pivot is back November 12 and better than ever with three excellent readers for the price of none:

Sara Heinonen is a Toronto writer whose stories have been published in This Magazine, Taddle Creek, and Grain. She is working on a collection of short stories that don’t as yet appear to be linked.

Jeff Latosik‘s work has been published in journals across Canada. He won the PK Page award for poetry in 2007 and This Magazine’s Great Literary Hunt for 2008 for poetry. A first book is in the works.

Alison Pick is the author of the novel The Sweet Edge, a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book that has been optioned for film. The title section of her poetry collection ‘Question & Answer’ won the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award for Poetry and the 2003 National Magazine Award for Poetry; she was also the winner of the 2005 CBC Literary Award for Poetry. The Dream World, the title piece from Alison’s newest book, is included in the Best Canadian Poetry of 2008. Alison Pick lives in Toronto where she is currently at work on a new novel as well as a book of non-fiction about her family’s denial of their Judaism following the Holocaust.

PLEASE NOTE that we will be starting early to make way for a band at 10 p.m. Readings will begin at 8.15 sharp, so arrive early – you won’t want to miss this.

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