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
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Elisabeth de Mariaffi