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!

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


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