Monthly Archives: August 2010

September 8: Jesse Huisken, Julia Tausch and Meaghan Strimas

Update: Julia Tausch will be reading in lieu of rob mclennan, who will be joining us at a later date.

Jesse Huisken is a poet who, in addition to self-publishing, has had chapbooks of experimental poetry and fiction with BookThug and Expert Press. He is also an artist, currently working on his own museum of oil paintings based in found images and short comic book style illustrated poems. He was co-owner, with his father Charles Huisken, of This Ain’t the Rosedale Library.

Julia Tausch is the author of the novel Another Book About… Another Broken Heart (conundrum, 2003). She has had short pieces published in several literary magazines and is close to finishing her second novel. She hopes.

Meaghan Strimas lives in Toronto where she works at Quill & Quire magazine and for the University of Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA program. Strimas is the editor of the critically acclaimed The Selected Gwendolyn MacEwen (a Globe and Mail “Top 100 Books of the Year”), and the author of a previous collection of poetry, Junkman’s Daughter. She was an author at Toronto’s International Festival of Authors in 2009.

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Jesse Huisken, Meaghan Strimas and Julia Tausch
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Sachiko Murakami
PWYC. https://pivotreadings.wordpress.com

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August 25: Gale Zoe Garnett, Liz Howard and Julie Roorda

It’s good to be back in the Pivot saddle! We’ve got three lovely ladies on the 25th for you. The pears are ripening on the tree on the Press Club patio, summer’s at its fullest, and we’re going to spread the writing-love as thick as the humidity.

Gale Zoë Garnett is the author of the novels Visible Amazement, Transient Dancing and Savage Adoration, and the novella
Room Tone. Her books, essays, poems and stories have been published in Canada, the US, France and Germany. She is ad hoc Writer-in-Residence for Literature for Life, a Toronto-based book-centred organisation for young single mothers who read, write and read to their kids. She also leads workshops in all aspects of public readings for universities, writers’ organisations and
publisher or author requested one-on-one sessions With the support of The Stephen Lewis Foundation and The Writers’ Union
of Canada, Zoë initiated the CanadAfrica Kidlit Booklift, which brought Canadian children’s books to The Nyaka AIDS Orphans’ School in Nyakagyezi, Uganda. She lives in Toronto, Canada and Visby, Sweden.

Liz Howard, a native varietal of northern Ontario, has taken root in Toronto where she engages in cognition research and poetics. She is a member of the Influency Salon editorial group and co-cultivates AvantGarden, a new readings series which foregrounds innovative text and sound based performance by women. Her work has appeared in Misunderstandings Magazine and online at Matrix Magazine as part of the New Feminisms Supplemental. In 2009 she was shortlisted for the LitPop Award for poetry.

Julie Roorda is the author of three volumes of poetry including the newly released Floating Bodies from Guernica Editions.  She has also published a collection of short stories and a novel. Her work has won and been nominated for several awards; she was a runner-up in the NOW Magazine Open Poetry Stage competition at Harbourfront this past spring.

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Zoe Gale Garnett, Liz Howard, and Julie Roorda
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Angela Hibbs
PWYC. https://pivotreadings.wordpress.com

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