Monthly Archives: September 2010

October 6: Anniversary Reading with Jan Conn, Robert Earl Stewart and Richard Truhlar

Two years of Press Clubbing. Two years of looking forward to Wednesdays. Two years of Pivot! Come help us mark our anniversary with readings by Jan Conn, Robert Earl Stewart and Richard Truhlar.

Jan Conn has written seven books of poetry, most recently Botero’s Beautiful Horses (Brick Books, 2009). Her other books include Jaguar Rain (Brick Books, 2006),  Beauties on Mad River: Selected and New Poems (Vehicule Press, 2000), and South of the Tudo Bem Cafe (Vehicule Press, 1990), which was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. Born in Asbestos, Quebec, she lives in Massachusetts and works as a professor of Biomedical Sciences.

Robert Earl Stewart is the author of the poetry collection Something Burned Along the Southern Border (Mansfield Press, 2009). He graduated from the University of Windsor and has an M.A. in English from McGill University. His poetry has appeared in journals in Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain, including Monday Night, nthposition, Iota, Magma, Rampike, The Moosehead Anthology X, and This Magazine. He lives in Windsor with his wife, Jennifer, and their three young children. He works for a weekly newspaper and has been working on a novel since 2001.

Richard Truhlar is the author of seven books of fictions and poetry, including The Hollow and other fictions, The Pitch, Dynamite in the Lung, Figures in Paper Time, Utensile Paradise, Parisian Novels, and A Porcelain Cup Placed There. He is a fictioneer, poet, text/sound/music composer, visual artist, music producer, and editor/publisher. A founding member of the sound poetry group Owen Sound and the electroacoustic chamber music ensemble Tekst, he lives in Toronto.

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Jan Conn, Robert Earl Stewart and Richard Truhlar
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC. https://pivotreadings.wordpress.com

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September 22: BookThugs Mark Goldstein, Jay MillAr and Jenny Sampirisi

The Press Club is being overrun with thugs on the 22nd – BookThugs! Not only will we have Mark Goldstein, BookThug author, reading for us, but also BookThug publisher Jay MillAr and managing editor Jenny Sampirisi.

Toronto writer Mark Goldstein has suffered no visible education. An avid small presser, he issues limited editions under the Beautiful Outlaw imprint. After Rilke, his first collection, was published in the summer of 2008. Tracelangage is his second book with BookThug.

Jay MillAr is a Toronto poet, editor, publisher, teacher and virtual bookseller. He is the author of several books, the most recent of which are esp : accumulation sonnets (2009) and Other Poems (2010). He is also the author of several privately published editions, such as Lack Lyrics, which tied to win the 2008 bpNichol Chapbook Award. MillAr is the shadowy figure behind BookThug, a publishing house dedicated to exploratory work by well-known and emerging North American writers, as well as Apollinaire’s Bookshoppe, a virtual bookstore that specializes in the books that no one wants to buy. Currently Jay teaches creative writing and poetics at George Brown College and Toronto New School of Writing.

Jenny Sampirisi is the managing editor of BookThug, the co-director of the Toronto New School of Writing and associate director of the Scream Literary Festival. She is a poet and a fiction writer. Her first book is/was was published in 2008. Her new manuscript, Croak, is a work in progress.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring BookThugs Mark Goldstein, Jay MillAr and Jenny Sampirisi
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC. https://pivotreadings.wordpress.com

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