It’s practically spring. A day after our one-off Tuesday night show in celebration of our Irish guests, Pivot gets back on schedule with a trio of Canadian authors with diverse interests, concerns, and styles. Some of this will be funny and some of it will probably be quite sad and I can’t predict with any certainty which’ll be which.
Dave Cameron was nominated for two National Magazine Awards for his 2010 memoir, “Approximate Directions to a Burial.” He’s a semi-regular contributor to The Walrus, and is working on a story about the psychology of the goaltender. Dave lives in Hamilton (birthplace of Canadiens’ legend Ken Dryden, he will have you know).
Cary Fagan is the author of ‘Valentine’s Fall’ (finalist for the Toronto Book Award), ‘The Mermaid of Paris, ‘Felix Roth’, and other novels. His latest story collection, ‘My Life Among the Apes,’ was long-listed for the Giller Prize. He has also written many books for children. He lives in Toronto where he plays in a bluegrass band and helps to run the literary press, paperplates books.
Rachel Lebowitz is the author of Hannus (Pedlar Press, 2006) which was shortlisted for the 2007 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional BC Book Prize and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. She is also the co-author, with Zachariah Wells, of the children’s picture book Anything But Hank! (Biblioasis, 2008, illustrated by Eric Orchard). She lives in Halifax. Cottonopolis is a sequence of prose and found poems about the Industrial Revolution, in particular the links between the cotton industry in Lancashire, slavery in the Americas and the colonization of India. From the Irish slums of Manchester to the forts of the Slave Coast to the ruins of Dacca, India; from Civil War battlefields to Lancashire factory floors, from slave ship sailors to machine-breakers to child labourers, these poems tell the stories of the industrial age.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Dave Cameron, Cary Fagan and Rachel Lebowitz
Wednesday, March 13th
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC. Suggested donation of $5.
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney