Jan. 14: Kyle Buckley, Rocco de Giacomo and Jessica Westhead

Pivot is back after a nice long break with three very exciting readers January 14.

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

Kyle Buckley lives and writes in Toronto. He studied at York and the University of Calgary, and has taught creative writing at Ryerson University. He currently works at Type Books in Toronto and is a member of the Scream Literary Festival executive. He is a past winner of the now-defunct Queen Street Quarterly poetry contest. The Laundromat Essay is his first book.

Rocco de Giacomo is a widely published poet whose work has appeared most recently in the literary journals Arc Poetry Magazine, Contemporary Verse2, and Magma Poetry(UK). His fifth and latest collection of poems, Catching Dawn’s Breath (LyricalMyrical Press, Toronto) was launched in March of 2008. Rocco is a member of the council for the Art Bar Poetry Series and a member of the bpNichol Committee. Rocco de Giacomo lives with his wife Lisa in Toronto, where they both spend the fall and winter months planning their next escape. To learn more please visit http://www.roccodg.com

Jessica Westhead is a Toronto writer whose fiction has appeared in literary magazines such as The Antigonish Review, Matrix, THIS Magazine, Geist, and Taddle Creek. Her short-story chapbook, Those Girls, was published by Greenboathouse Books in summer 2006, and her first novel, Pulpy & Midge, was published by Coach House Books in fall 2007.


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