The excitement continues at Pivot as we welcome Robert Dayton (The Canadian Romantic), Andrew Faulkner (half of The Emergency Response Unit), and Andrew McEwan (the repeater). Come repeat some emergency romance with us at the Press Club!
Robert Dayton is a multidisciplinary writer, entertainer, and artist from BC who resides for the moment in Toronto. His work has appeared in Hunter and Cook, Carousel, The Toronto Onion, Roctober, Cinema Sewer, Paper Rodeo, Bananafish, as well as the book Lost In the Grooves and elsewhere. He originally came from a zine background in the early 90s, wrote a weekly newspaper column of ephemera that soon bordered on experimental fiction and non-fiction, and was a co-creator of the short-lived but well loved newspaper The Drippy Gazette. He is known for being in such curious musical acts as Wet Dirt, Canned Hamm and July Fourth Toilet, as well as acting in the films Male Fantasy, Ivory Tower, and Leslie My Name Is Evil. Robert’s most recent project is his series of videos and performances as the persona of The Canadian Romantic, a melodramatic figure of faded glamour who tries to bridge and explore the gap between Canada and romance with somewhat dubious results. This has now resulted in a doll as well as an art book of pen-and-ink drawings and writings published by PITT studio/Publication Projects.
Andrew Faulkner lives in Toronto, where he curates The Emergency Response Unit, a chapbook press, with Leigh Nash. He also collects sky metaphors and their ilk at thebigceiling.tumblr.com and is a partner in the editorial services firm Re:word Communications.
Andrew McEwan is the author of repeater, forthcoming in the spring of 2012 from BookThug, and the chapbook Input / Output from Cactus Press. His writing was awarded the E.J. Pratt Poetry Medal. He is currently finishing his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, where he has been the Editor-in-Chief at the Acta Victoriana Literary Journal and Poetry Editor at The Hart House Review. repeater is his first book.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Robert Dayton, Andrew Faulkner, and Andrew McEwan
Wednesday, January 25
The Press Club
850 Dundas Street West