March 24: Greg Gerke, Ken Sparling and Natalie Zina Walschots

Calling all lions: Pivot sashays out like a lamb on March 24 with some special out-of-town guests and one local poetess: Greg Gerke, Ken Sparling and Natalie Zina Walschots.

Greg Gerke lives in Buffalo. His work has or will appear in Mississippi Review, Gargoyle, Rosebud, Fourteen Hills, Night Train and others. There’s Something Wrong With Sven, a book of short fiction has been published by Blaze Vox Books. His website is www.greggerke.com

Ken Sparling’s stories have appeared recently in New York Tyrant, No Colony, Buffalo ArtVoice, Gigantic magazine and on mudlicious press. His handmade novel, Hush up and listen stinky poo butt, previously available only by special order, is now available in paperback from Artistically Declined Press. He has a novel called Book forthcoming from Pedlar Press in April. He is the author of For those whom god has blessed with fingers (Pedlar), an untitled novel (Pedlar) and Dad says he saw you at the mall (Knopf, New York). You can contact Ken at kensparling@live.ca.

Natalie Zina Walschots’ first book of poetry, Thumbscrews, was published by Snare Books in 2007. Her newest manuscript,
Supervillains, is nearly complete. Her work has recently appeared in Rampike, A4, Open Letter, Misunderstandings Magazine, Last Supper, ditch and dANDelion. She has served as the Managing Editor of both filling Station and dANDelion magazines. She also co-curated the Flywheel reading series from 2005 to 2008.  Natalie completed her MA in English/Creative Writing at the University of Calgary. She currently serves as a board member for Toronto’s Draft reading series, and as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Scream Literary Festival. She is also a part of the collective behind Small Print, a workshop and reading series for young writers. She currently works as a writer-in-residence through the NOW HEAR THIS! (the literacy outreach arm of the Descant Arts & Letters Foundation) S.W.A.T. program. Her base of operations is in Toronto. She lives in a menagerie with several humans, three cats, and a dog.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC. https://pivotreadings.wordpress.com

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