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.
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.
Featuring Mathew Henderson, Mark Lavorato, Sarah Pinder, and Deanna Young
Wednesday, October 17th
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney