Monthly Archives: November 2010

December 1: Darren Bifford, Jim Johnstone and Antony Di Nardo

It’s the last Pivot of the year before we take a holiday break. Come join us at the Press Club for poetry, poetry, and more poetry!

Darren Bifford recently moved to Toronto from Montreal where he taught in philosophy at a college. He has a chapbook forthcoming from Cactus Press. Some of his poems have been published around. He now works for Greenpeace.

Jim Johnstone is a Toronto-based writer and physiologist. He’s the author of two collections of poetry: Patternicity (Nightwood Editions, 2010) and The Velocity of Escape (Guernica Editions, 2008). Find out more at his blog.

Antony Di Nardo was born in Montreal and has lived in southern and northwestern Ontario, Toronto, the Eastern Townships, and Germany. He now lives in Oshawa although he has been teaching in Beirut for the past three years at the International College. His poetry appears widely in journals across Canada and internationally. His latest poetry collections are Alien, Correspondent (Brick Books) and Soul On Standby (Exile Editions).

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Darren Bifford, Jim Johnstone, and Antony Di Nardo
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
8 PM
The Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
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November 17: Paul Headrick, Mike Knox and Steve McOrmond

I bought a parka yesterday. I’ve been wearing it around town like a moron. What can I say? I’m from Vancouver, and I am a big baby about the cold. Hopefully Vancouver writer Paul Headrick will feel my chilly pain. Locals Mike Knox and Steve McOrmond will likely be less sympathetic.

Vancouver writer Paul Headrick’s new book of short stories, The Doctrine of Affections (Freehand Books), takes us on a fascinating journey into the heart of music. The subjects of this collection are soloists, ensemble players, scholars, collectors, and lovers of music, but their experiences with risk, relief, and often regret make their stories resonate for readers who are hearing their songs for the first time. Headrick is also the author of the novel That Tune Clutches My Heart, which was short-listed for the B.C. book prize for fiction. For more information: http://paulheadrick.blogspot.com

Mike Knox is a hell of a guy. He’s published two books of poetry with ECW Press, Play Out the Match (2006) and The North End Poems (2008). Harshly Purring is his first novel and is a work in progress.

Steve McOrmond’s most recent book of poetry is The Good News about Armageddon (Brick Books 2010). His previous collection Primer on the Hereafter (Wolsak and Wynn 2006) was awarded the 2007 Atlantic Poetry Prize. His first collection, Lean Days (Wolsak and Wynn 2004), was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award. Originally from Prince Edward Island, Steve now lives in Toronto.

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Paul Headrick, Mike Knox and Steve McOrmond
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
8 PM
The Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
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