Pivot’s moves into Spring with three local Gentlemen of Letters and a visiting poet who holds the best job title in all of Scottish poetry. No promises about patio weather, but a dream never hurt anybody…
UPDATE: Liz Lochhead’s trip to Canada has been canceled due to illness. We and our colleagues at VerseFest Ottawa are both sad to report that we’ll have to get her next time. Let’s all wish Liz a healthy recovery. It’s not anything particularly serious, luckily, but it does put the kibosh on Transatlantic flying.
Jeremy Hanson-Finger’s fiction has been published in Joyland, Feathertale, Monkeybicycle, and Front&Centre, among other places, and he has poetry in two anthologies (published by Orca Books and Your Scrivener Press). He currently lives in Toronto, where he co-founded and co-ran the online literary magazine and dance party manufacturer Dragnet . He works in e-book conversion at Kobo and he is in the final stages with his novel manuscript, The Big Freeze, a black comedy/revisionist hardboiled detective story/hospital drama set in the anesthesiology department of the Ottawa Civic Hospital, from which he will be reading tonight. You can visit his website at http://hansonfinger.tumblr.com.
Guillaume Morissette is the author of I Am My Own Betrayal (Maison Kasini, 2012) and the forthcoming novel New Tab (Vehicule Press, 2014). His work has appeared in Maisonneuve Magazine, carte-blanche, Little Brother Magazine, Metazen, ThoughtCatalog, HTMLGiant and many other publications.
Stuart Ross is the poetry editor at Mansfield Press and a founding member of the Meet the Presses collective. His books include the Trillium-shortlisted Father Gloomy’s New Hybrid, the story collection Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew, and poetry volumes like Dead Cars in Managua and the new Our Days in Vaudeville, which features collaborations with 29 other poets. He’s one third of the sound ensemble “Donkey Lopez”. He lives in Cobourg.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Jeremy Hanson-Finger, Guillaume Morissette, and Stuart Ross
Wednesday, March 26th
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney