Here comes Pivot for another season. We’re kicking this off with a nice balance of old names and new, poetry and fiction, locals and visitors. Come for 8 PM. Readings start at 8:30. There are the usual drinks and merriment both before and after the show. A hat will be passed. Reports will be filed on summer vacations. And two days thereafter, autumn will begin.
Kristen den Hartog is the author of the novels Water Wings, The Perpetual Ending, and Origin of Haloes, and of The Occupied Garden: A Family Memoir of War-torn Holland, written with her sister, Tracy Kasaboski. Her latest novel, And Me Among Them, explores the life of a young girl who grows to giant proportions, and the impact her unusual condition has on the family as a whole. Published in the US as The Girl Giant, it was shortlisted for the Trillium Award and won the Alberta Book Publishing Award for Trade Fiction. Kristen lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter, and writes a mother-daughter reading journal at http://www.blogofgreengables.wordpress.com/.
Evan Jones was born in Weston, Ontario, and has lived in Manchester, UK, since 2005. He has a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Manchester and has taught at York University in Toronto, and in Britain at the University of Bolton and Liverpool John Moores University. His first collection, Nothing Fell Today But Rain (2003), was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. With Todd Swift, he is co-editor of the anthology Modern Canadian Poets (Carcanet, 2010). Paralogues (Carcanet, 2012), his second collection, is out now.
Katrina Onstad (@katrinaonstad) is the author of the novels How Happy to Be and Everybody Has Everything. She is a culture columnist in the Globe and Mail and her award-winning journalism has appeared in publications including The New York Times Magazine, Toronto Life, Elle and The Guardian. She lives two blocks from The Press Club.
Paul Vermeersch holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph, for which he was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal. Of his four collections of poetry, the most recent, The Reinvention of the Human Hand (McClelland & Stewart, 2010), was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. He lives in Toronto, teaches at Sheridan College, and is the senior editor of Wolsak & Wynn Publishers Ltd
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Kristen den Hartog, Evan Jones, Katrina Onstad, and Paul Vermeersch
Wednesday, September 19th
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney