Monthly Archives: August 2009

September 9: Brian Francis, Yannick Marshall and Matthew Tierney

Pivot is back September 9 with a lineup to carry you, unflinching, from the heady days of summer to the great gut of fall: Brian Francis, Yannick Marshall and Matthew Tierney. Join us!

Bios:
Brian Francis’s first novel Fruit was the runner-up in this year’s CBC Canada Reads debates.  His most recent fiction appeared in 07: Best Canadian Stories. He lives in Toronto.

Yannick Marshall, is an Afrikan writer of St. Lucian and Jamaican heritage. A resident of Toronto, he is currently engaged in African-American studies at Columbia University. Marshall’s debut work, Old Friend, We Made This for You (with Yemi Aganga), was published by Kellom Books in 2007. His new book, Empress, was released in 2009.

Matthew Tierney’s second book, The Hayflick Limit, came out with Coach House Books in spring 2009. He is a recipient of the K.M. Hunter Award for Literature, and won 1st and 2nd place in This Magazine’s 2005 Great Canadian Literary Hunt. His poems have appeared in journals and magazines across Canada, including Maisonneuve, The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead and Eye Weekly, among others. He lives in Toronto.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Carey Toane
PWYC.

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August 26: Taddle Creek showcase

Pivot has jumped in a canoe on Taddle Creek – the literary magazine, that is – for the August 26 event. Join TC editor Conan Tobias and six (!!) of the magazine’s readers for a very special night.

Evie Christie lives in downtown Toronto. She is the author of the poetry collection Gutted and the hottest mom on Yonge Street.

Heather Hogan lives in the Annex and Taddle Creek has high hopes for her.

Alexandra Leggat lives in Riverdale. She instructs creative writing classes and writes a sports-themed blog. Her most recent book is the short story collection Animal.

Nathaniel G. Moore lives in Dovercourt Village. His next book, Wrong Bar, will be published in September. This fall he will officially retire as Taddle Creek’s most-rejected author.

Adrienne Weiss lives in Parkdale. She is the author of the poetry collection Awful Gestures and recently completed an M.A. in English at York University. She now wishes only to be addressed as “Master.”

Tony Burgess lives in Stayner, Ontario. A feature film based on his novel Pontypool Changes Everything, directed by Bruce MacDonald, has been fabulously successful, much like Tony himself.

Hosted by Carey Toane
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC.

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