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Pivot on November 7th: Cole, Dixon and Tierney

Hi everyone,

Pivot is skipping Halloween because Pivot is scared of the ghosties. We’ll be back on week thereafter with three new readers. Two poets and a story-er. Two gents and a lady. One Londoner. One Cape Bretoner. One Torontonion. One ballyhooed new critic. One Trillium shortlistee and one Brownwen Wallace Winner. There is much to see and think. Come for 8 PM. Stay late.

Cast List:

Stewart Cole grew up in the Rideau Valley south of Ottawa, and has since lived in Victoria, Montreal, Fredericton, and Toronto. As of very recently, he is based in London, Ontario. His poetry has appeared in a variety of publications across Canada, including The Fiddlehead, Prism International, and Riddle Fence, and in the chapbook Sirens (Cactus Press, 2011). He also maintains the monthly Canadian poetry review blog The Urge (theurgepoetry.blogspot.ca). His first full-length collection, Questions in Bed, was published in September 2012 by Ice House, the new poetry imprint of Goose Lane Editions.

 

Nicole Dixon has lived in Toronto, Sarnia, Windsor, North Bay and Halifax. Her work has been nominated for the Journey Prize and a CBC Literary Award and appeared in The New Quarterly, Grain, The Fiddlehead and Canadian Notes and Queries. In 2005 she won the Writers’ Trust of Canada RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for short fiction. Electronic resources librarian at Cape Breton University, Nicole divides her time between New Waterford, Cape Breton, and Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia. High-Water Mark is her first book. Please visit nicoledixon.ca.

 

Matthew Tierney is the author of three books of poetry. His most recent is Probably Inevitable. His previous book, The Hayflick Limit, was shortlisted for a Trillium Book Award. It has been said he writes poems “like a mad boy scientist.” (Website: www.matthewtierney.ca)

 

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Stewart Cole, Nicole Dixon, and Matthew Tierney
Wednesday, November 7th
8 PM
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney

 

 

 

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Pivot on October 17th: Henderson, Lavorato, Pinder, and Young

Sometimes, Pivot has Theme Nights. Everytime we have a theme night, that theme is: Only Poetry, and our next show is an example thereof. We have three debuting authors, many favourites of the Pivot Host, two gents, two ladies, a couple ex-Maritimers, two Coach Housers, a converted novelist, an Ottawater, a Gaspereau Presser, and more. Not bad for four speakers. Plus, we have speakers. And a microphone. And some beer.

Cast List:

Mathew Henderson is a recent graduate of the University of Guelph’s MFA program. Originally from Prince Edward Island, he now lives in Toronto, writes about the prairies and teaches at Humber College.

Mark Lavorato is the author of three novels, Veracity (2007), Believing Cedric (whose theme is Canadian poetry), and Burning-In (forthcoming with House of Anansi Press, 2013). He will be reading from his first collection of poetry, Wayworn Wooden Floors (Porcupine’s Quill, 2012). Mark is also a composer and street photographer. He lives in Montreal.

Sarah Pinder lives in Toronto. Her first collection, Cutting Room, is out now with Coach House Books. Her writing has been shortlisted for the Expozine Small Press Awards and included in the anthology She’s Shameless, and journals like Room and Geist. A zine-maker of over a decade, you can find her work in Montreal’s Distroboto art vending machines, as well as a mailbox near you.

Deanna Young is the author of two books of poetry including Drunkard’s Path (Gaspereau Press, 2001). A new collection, House Dreams, is forthcoming from Brick Books in 2014. Her writing has appeared in literary journals across Canada and aired on CBC Radio. She has served as an associate editor of Arc Poetry Magazine, taught English and creative writing in high schools, designed eLearning tools and, most recently, edited government websites. She lives in Ottawa.

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Mathew Henderson, Mark Lavorato, Sarah Pinder, and Deanna Young
Wednesday, October 17th
8 PM
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney

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