Pivot is off to a confident start and is excited to keep things moving along. We have a debuting novelist with a well-earned reputation as a Toronto art and culture dynamo, a Pivot favourite returning to showcase some new poetry, and a regular of the Pivot audience who happens also to be not just a Music Guy, but an emerging poet of real talent. It’ll be the end of January. It’ll be around 8:00 or so.
Paula Eisenstein grew up in London Ontario. Every few summers Paula’s parents migrated the family to Gaspe Quebec for a few weeks, where her mother’s family was from, and where luckily the ocean got enough into her. She was a champion swimmer and had curly hair. Paula still has curly hair and she still swims. She swims at the Toronto YMCA for an hour, a couple of times a week. Paula’s greatest feat was writing her first novel Flip Turn which was published this past November by Mansfield Press. Paula also had writing published in some other publications like Descant and The White Collar Book Anthology. She contributed as an editor to Influencysalon.ca. Now Paula lives in Toronto. Paula never had work published in Room Magazine but she keeps trying.
Jeff Latosik’s work has appeared in journals and magazines across the country. He is the winner of the 2008 P.K. Page Award, This Magazine’s Great Literary Hunt (2009), and the 2011 Trillium Award for Poetry. He lives in Toronto where he teaches at Humber College. His new project “Sackbut”(an electronic synthesizer created by Ontario inventor Hugh LeCaine in the 1940s) looks at those moments of innovation in our personal and social lives where the possible reorients itself in our view and where we gain a vantage point both on the systemic pressures that work on us and the way in which those pressures, and our language, might be renewed.
James Lindsay is co owner of Pleasence Records. His poetry has appeared in Taddle Creek, Prairie Fire, and the Rogue Stimulus anthology (Mansfield Press). He is also a music writer and regular contributor to Weird Canada and Offerings, Toronto free music monthly.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Paula Eisenstein, Jeff Latosik, & James Lindsay
Wednesday, January 30th
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC. Suggested Donation: $5.00
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney