November 3: Lisa Foad, Dorothy Ellen Palmer and A.J. Somerset

Who wants Pivot? I do I do! The hits just keep on coming, this time with Relit winner Lisa Foad and debut novelists Dorothy Ellen Palmer and A.J. Somerset.

Lisa Foad’s debut story collection, The Night Is A Mouth (Exile Editions, 2009) won the Relit Award. Her creative work has appeared in Matrix, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, and Red Light: Superheroes, Sluts and Saints, and she contributes cultural commentary to a variety of publications, including The Globe And Mail, NOW Magazine and Xtra. Lisa Foad lives in Toronto.

Dorothy Ellen Palmer was likely conceived during Hurricane Hazel and adopted at age three. She grew up in and near Toronto and spent summers in Ontario’s cottage country, just north of Fenelon Falls. In her twenty-three years as a drama/English teacher, Dorothy taught in a Mennonite colony, a four-room schoolhouse in rural Alberta and an adult learning centre attached to a prison. She coaches for the Canadian Improv Games. When Fenelon Falls (Coach House, 2010) is her first novel.

A. J. Somerset has been a soldier, a technical writer, a programmer, and a freelance photographer. His non-fiction has appeared in numerous outdoor magazines in Canada and the United States, and his articles have been translated into French and Japanese. He lives in London, Ontario with his wife and children. Combat Camera (Biblioasis 2010), his first novel, is the winner of the 2009-2010 Metcalf-Rooke Award.

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Lisa Foad, Dorothy Ellen Palmer, and A.J. Somerset
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
8 PM
The Press Club
850 Dundas Street West


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