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

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