November. Pivot is working towards the Christmas break with a big mid-season quartet covering poetry and fiction, established voices and new. We’re excited. One of these people was recently features in the magazine they give you when you fly on an airplane. This is a top-shelf Pivot. You should come.
Catherine Bush is the author of four novels, Accusation, Claire’s Head, The Rules of Engagement, and Minus Time. Bush has taught Creative Writing at a number of universities and held a variety of writer-in-residence positions and writing fellowships in Canada and the U.S., in addition to working as an arts journalist. She lives in Toronto and is Coordinator of the Creative Writing MFA at the University of Guelph.
Amanda Leduc was born in Canada and has lived in England, British Columbia, Ontario, and Scotland. She has published across Canada, the US, and the UK, and been shortlisted for a number of awards, among them the 2012 (and 2008) PRISM International Short Fiction Contest, the 2012 TNQ Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest, the 2008 UK Daily Mail First Novel Award, and the 2006 CBC Literary Awards. Amanda is the co-founder of Bare it For Books, the not-for-profit literary campaign which produced a 2014 calendar featuring well-known Canadian authors baring themselves in support of PEN Canada. Her novel, The Miracles of Ordinary Men, was published on May 1, 2013 by Toronto’s ECW Press.
David O’Meara lives in Ottawa, Ontario. He is the author of four collections of poetry and a play, Disaster, nominated for four Rideau Awards. His poetry has been shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, the ReLit Prize, the Trillium Book Award, a National Magazine Award and he won the Archibald Lampman Award twice. His most recent book is A Pretty Sight (Coach House, 2013). He is director of the Plan 99 Reading Series and was the Canadian judge for the 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Bardia Sinaee was born in Tehran, Iran and currently lives in Etobicoke. His poetry has most recently appeared in The Puritan Compendium I and The Walrus. He is the owner of Odourless Press, a Toronto micropress.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Catherine Bush, Amanda Leduc, David O’Meara, and Bardia Sinaee
Wednesday, November 13th
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney