May 16: Eric Foley, Nicole Markotić, Natalie Zina Walschots

Come greet  fictioneer Eric Foley, Windsor’s Nicole Markotić, and local hero Natalie Zina Walschots Something tells me that the Press Club back patio will be in full effect this coming Pivot, so be sure to come early and stay late to save a seat inside – and outside!

Eric Foley has been a finalist for the Random House Creative Writing Award and the Hart House Literary Contest, and the winner of Geist Magazine and the White Wall Review’s postcard story contests. Some of his work can be found online at Numero Cinq and Eric has traveled to over thirty countries on six continents, and currently attends the University of Guelph’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, where he is at work on his first novel, and a memoir about living in Morocco.

Nicole Markotić is a fiction writer and poet. Her latest book, Bent at the Spine Her first novel, Yellow Pages: a Catalogue of Intentions, was a prose narrative about Alexander Graham Bell. She has also published two books of poetry, Connect the Dots and Minotaurs and Other Alphabets and a chapbook, more excess, which won the bpNichol Poetry Chapbook Award. A former resident of Calgary, she now teaches English Literature and creative writing at the University of Windsor. Dr. Markotić specializes in the subjects of Canadian Literature, Poetry, Children’s Literature, Disability in Film and Disability in Literature and she wrote a critical book on disability in film. She is also the Managing Editor of the chapbook series, Wrinkle Press.

Natalie Zina Walschots is a poet and music journalist. Her first book of poetry, Thumbscrews (2007), won the inaugural Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Her second, Doom: Love Poems for Supervillains, is just out with Insomniac Press. She holds an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary and her poetry has appeared widely in literary magazines. She currently serves as the managing editor for Canada Arts Connect and the reviews editor for This Magazine. Her secret lair is located in Toronto. Visit her at

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Eric Foley, Nicole Markotic, and Natalie Zina Walschots
Wednesday, May 16
8 PM
The Press Club
850 Dundas Street West


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