Monthly Archives: June 2010

June 30: Beverely Daurio, Guy Ewing, and Elise Newman

Update (28/06/10): Due to unforeseen circumstances, Michael Lista will not be joining us on Wednesday. Instead, we welcome Elise Newman to the lineup – check out her bio below.

June 30 is the last Pivot of the season. We’re going to take a little break in July but we’ll be back in August, fresh and ready for action!

Beverley Daurio’s fiction has been published in the US, England, and Australia, and her non-fiction has appeared widely, including in The Globe and Mail. She is the author of three books, most recently Hell & Other Novels (Coach House/Talon). She is the editor of several anthologies, and was formerly editor of paragraph: The Canadian Fiction Review, and Poetry Canada Review; books she edited have won or been shortlisted for many prizes, including the Governor-General’s Award. She lives in Toronto.

Guy Ewing apprenticed as a poet in Toronto in the 1970s.  His first book of poetry, Hearing, and answering with music, was published by Mercury Press in November, 2009.  His publicist, though patient, has advised him to pick up the pace.

Elise Newman is back in her hometown of Toronto after spending several years in Montreal. She holds an MA in Theatre Direction (University of East Anglia, UK) and one in Creative Writing from Concordia. Her plays have been produced at various festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Yorkshire.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Sachiko Murakami
PWYC ($5 suggested)

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June 16: Sue Sinclair, Nick Thran and Thom Vernon

Pivot approaches! Next week your guest host will be Angela Hibbs, poet and past Pivot reader. Come one, come all!

Sue Sinclair has published four books of poems, the latest of which is Breaker from Brick Books.  Her work has been nominated for awards including the Gerald Lampert & Pat Lowther awards and the Atlantic Poetry Prize.  Sue is currently studying philosophy at the University of Toronto.

Nick Thran is the author of one collection of poems, Every Inadequate Name (Insomniac, 2006). A second collection, Earworm, will appear in 2011 with Nightwood Editions.  He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Thom Vernon’s novel The Drifts (Coach House Books/Northwestern UP, 2010) was released in April.  He will be the July 2010 Writer in Residence at Open Book Toronto. Become a fan at facebook/thedrifts or follow at Twitter/thomvernon.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Angela Hibbs
PWYC ($5 suggested)

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