Pivot begins the last month of ’09 with readings by Lauren Kirshner, Bill Howell and Jeff Parker. Come listen, be charmed and alarmed, leave with new autographed books for yourself and (!!) for those you love, a propos the impending holiday season.
Lauren Kirshner is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s M.A. program in English in the field of Creative Writing. Her fiction, poetry, and journalism have appeared in publications such as Exile, NOW, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Chatelaine, and The Hart House Review. Her first novel Where We Have to Go is forthcoming in German and Dutch translation. In 2009, she was named “best emerging author” by Now Magazine.
One of the original ‘Storm Warning’ poets, Bill Howell is now at the height of an award-winning literary career spanning four decades. He has published four poetry collections, including Porcupine Archery earlier this year with Insomniac Press, as well as a recent chapbook, Ghost Test Flights. His writing has appeared in literary journals and magazines across the country, in the United Kingdom, and in the United States. Bill was a network producer-director for CBC Radio Drama for almost three decades; his plays have garnered multiple ACTRA and international awards. He lives in Toronto.
Jeff Parker is the author of the novel Ovenman and the story collection The Taste of Penny. He’s co-edited two collections of contemporary Russian writing: Amerika: Russian Writers View the United States and Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia. He is currently the Acting Director of the MA in field of Creative Writing at the University of Toronto.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West