Monthly Archives: April 2009

May 6: Pasha Malla, Camille Martin and JP Fiorentino and Evan Munday

May kicks off with a very special Pivot featuring Pasha Malla, Camille Martin, and Stripmalling co-authors JP Fiorentino and Evan Munday. Join us!

Pasha Malla is the author of The Withdrawal Method, a book of stories, and All Our Grandfathers are Ghosts, a book of poems.

Camille Martin, a Toronto poet and collage artist, is the author of Sonnets (Shearsman Books, forthcoming) and Codes of Public Sleep (BookThug, 2007). Her poetry has been published in numerous journals in Canada, the United States, the U.K., and Australia. Her current work in progress is a long poem (working title: “The Evangeline Papers”) based on her Cajun/Acadian heritage and her recent visit to Nova Scotia, where she participated in an archaeological dig at Beaubassin and researched Acadian and Mik’maq history and culture. Her website is www.camillemartin.ca.

Jon Paul Fiorentino is a writer and editor. His first novel is Stripmalling (ECW, 2009). His most recent book of poetry is The Theory of the Loser Class (Coach House Books, 2006). He is the author of the poetry book Hello Serotonin (Coach House Books, 2004) and the humour book Asthmatica (Insomniac Press, 2005). His most recent editorial projects are the anthologies Career Suicide! Contemporary Literary Humour (DC Books, 2003) and Post-Prairie – a collaborative effort with Robert Kroetsch, (Talonbooks, 2005). He lives in Montreal where he teaches writing at Concordia University and is the editor of Matrix magazine.

Evan Munday is an illustrator whose work has appeared in books and magazines, including Toronto Life, This Magazine, Alternatives Journal and Broken Pencil. He is the publicist for Coach House Books and is currently at work on a graphic novel, Quarter-Life Crisis, set in a post-apocalyptic Toronto in which everyone except the twenty-five year-olds have died.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
8 p.m. at the Press Club,
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Carey Toane
PWYC

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April 22: Stacey May Fowles, Liisa Ladouceur and Michelle Winters

Join us for the second and last Pivot of Poetry Month on April 22 with Stacey May Fowles, Liisa Ladouceur and Michelle Winters.

Stacey May Fowles is the current publisher of Shameless Magazine and the Circulation Director at The Walrus. Her first novel, Be Good, was published by Tightrope Books in 2007. This Magazine called it “probably the most finely realized small press novel to come out of Canada in the last year.” In fall 2008 she released an illustrated novel, Fear of Fighting, and staged a theatrical adaptation of it with Nightwood Theatre. Her writing has appeared in various magazines and has been widely anthologized in Nobody Passes: Rejecting The Rules of Gender and Conformity; First Person Queer; Yes Means Yes; and I.V. Lounge Nights.

Michelle Winters is a translator and technical writer from Saint John, New Brunswick. She is a founding member of Just in a Bowl Productions with whom she has co-written and performed two plays, Unsinkable and The Hungarian Suicide Duel. She devotes herself to fiction now, but still enjoys a nice set of stage directions.

Liisa Ladouceur is a poet and arts & entertainment reporter from Toronto who loves dead things and arcane words. She has performed her multimedia presentation of poetry based on street signs across North America, been published in the IndiePolitik anthology Strong Words: Year One (2006) and is the editor of Nuit Blanche: Poems for Late Nights (Royal Sarcophagus Society, 2007). Her first poetry collection, On Tenterhooks, was published by Burning Effigy Press in 2008. Her latest work is Alive! The Sideshow Sonnets, an illustrated collection of sonnets about carnival freaks published the House of Pomegrantes Press. http://www.therss.com/liisa

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
8 p.m. at the Press Club,
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Carey Toane
PWYC

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