Our second show of the winter season will bring new names and old favourites. A man with long hair will be here. Eufemia Fantetti’s first book is short stories from Mother Tongue and Julie Joosten’s is poetry from local goldmine BookThug. And a David McGimspey is a thing worth clearing your schedule for. January 29th.
Eufemia Fantetti is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at SFU and the University of Guelph’s MFA in Creative Writing. Her fiction, nonfiction and playwriting have been published in the anthologies Contours, Beyond Crazy, eye wuz here and Fish 2012. Her work has also appeared in Accenti, Event and Open Minds Quarterly. She is a winner of the 2009 Event Magazine Non-Fiction Contest, the 7th annual Accenti Writing Contest and was a two-time finalist for the Theatre BC National Playwriting Competition. Her writing has also been nominated for the 2010 Creative Nonfiction Collective Reader’s Choice Award. Her essay, Alphabet Autobiografica, was listed as a notable essay in the 2009 Best American Essay Series. Mother Tongue Publishing will be releasing her short fiction collection, A Recipe for Disaster & Other Unlikely Tales of Love, in November 2013.
Julie Joosten lives in Toronto. Her poems and reviews can be read in Jacket 2, Tarpaulin Sky, the Malahat Review, and The Fiddlehead. Light Light (BookThug, 2013) is her first book.
David McGimpsey lives in Montreal and teaches creative writing and literature at Concordia University. His latest book is Li’l Bastard, Governor-General’s Award Nominee and listed as one of the National Post and Quill & Quire’s Best Poetry Books of 2011. His previous book of poetry, Sitcom, was a ﬁnalist for both the A.M. Klein Prize and the ReLit Award. David is also the author of the award-winning study Imagining Baseball: America’s Pastime and Popular Culture. McGimpsey writes a regular humour column for Montreal’s Matrix Magazine and the ‘Sandwich of the Month’ column as a contributing editor for enRoute.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Eufemia Fantetti, Julie Joosten, and David McGimpsey
Wednesday, January 29th
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney