Monthly Archives: March 2012

April 4: Julie Cameron Gray, Grace O’Connell, and Matthew Tierney

April showers? Put down those umbrellas and put back a spring cocktail of all new work as Pivot brings you first-time novelist Grace O’Connell, and helps The Emergency Response Unit launch new poetry chapbooks by Julie Cameron Gray and Matthew Tierney.

Julie Cameron Gray has published poems in Carousel, Lichen, The Windsor Review, Queens Quarterly, The Amethyst Review and a chapbook with Cactus Press (2006), entitled The Distance Between Two Bodies. Her first full-length book of poetry will be released by Tightrope Books in Spring 2013. She is a contributing editor for Misunderstandings Magazine, and is originally from Sudbury, Ontario.

Grace O’Connell is the Contributing Editor for Open Book Toronto. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and her work has appeared in publications including The Walrus, Taddle Creek and EYE Weekly. Her first novel, Magnified World, is forthcoming in May 2012 as part of Random House Canada’s New Face of Fiction program.

Matthew Tierney is the author of two collections of poetry, most recently The Hayflick Limit (Coach House Books), which was shortlisted for a Trillium Book Award. His next book, titled Probably Inevitable, considers the science and philosophy of time. It will come out Fall 2012. He lives in Toronto.

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Julie Cameron Gray, Grace O’Connell, and Matthew Tierney
Wednesday, April 4
8 PM
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC
Hosted by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

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March 21: Sandra Ridley, Rebecca Rosenblum, and Ayelet Tsabari

Pivot celebrates the start of spring with three of the loveliest flowers you’ll hear this year…  come get your bloom on with Ottawa poet Sandra Ridley, and new fiction from Toronto’s own Rebecca Rosenblum and Ayelet Tsabari.

Sandra Ridley’s second collection of poetry, Post-Apothecary, was published in fall 2011 with Pedlar Press. Sandra has received the bpNichol Award (with co-recipient Gary Barwin), the Alfred G. Bailey Prize, and was twice short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Her first book of poetry, Fallout, a finalist for the 2011 Ottawa Book Award, won the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Award for Publishing. Sandra is a sessional instructor at Carleton University.  http://www.openbooktoronto.com/news/interview_with_sandra_ridley_michael_blouin

 Rebecca Rosenblum’s fiction has been short-listed for the Journey Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the Danuta Gleed Award, longlisted for the Relit Award, and she was herself a juror for the Journey Prize 21. Her collection, Once, won the Metcalf-Rooke Award and was one of Quill and Quire’s 15 Books That Mattered in 2008. Her first chapbook, Road Trips, was published by Frogs Hollow Press in 2010. Her second collection, The Big Dream, was just released from Biblioasis. Her blog is www.rebeccarosenblum.com

Ayelet Tsabari was born and raised in Israel. She is a writer and a photographer, a two-time winner of Event’s Creative Non-Fiction Contest, and her writing has also appeared in Prism, Room, Grain, and the anthology Slice Me Some Truth. Her short story collection, The Best Place on Earth, is forthcoming with HarperCollins in 2013. You can find her at www.ayelettsabari.com

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Sandra Ridley, Rebecca Rosenblum, and Ayelet Tsabari
Wednesday, March 21
8 PM
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC
Hosted by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

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