Pivot hits the meat of Poetry Month and the saturation of book-events that comes every April. Plus, it’ll be baseball season by then. And potentially warm. We have a local favourite novelist Christine Fischer Guy, plus emerging poet Aaron Kreuter, law-talking author and poet Kate Sutherland, and a visiting Calgarian in the person of Nikki Reimer. Come come.
Christine Fischer Guy’s debut novel The Umbrella Mender, appeared in September 2014 with Wolsak & Wynn (Buckrider Books). Her fiction has appeared in Descant, Prairie Fire, and The Austin Review and has been nominated for the Writer’s Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. She won a National Magazine Award in 2013 for her profile of Métis blogger Chelsea Vowel, is a fiction critic for The Globe and Mail and contributes to the LA Review of Books, The Millions and Ryeberg.com. She teaches creative writing at the School for Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto.
Aaron Kreuter is a writer of fiction and poetry, the founder of Picture Window: A Very Small Press, and a freelance writer and reviewer. He holds a BA in Creative Writing from Concordia University and an MA in English Literature from the University of Victoria, and is in the midst of his PhD at York University in Toronto. Aaron’s first collection of poetry, Arguments For Lawn Chairs, is forthcoming from Guernica Editions.
Nikki Reimer has published books two, [sic] with Frontenac House and more recently DOWNVERSE with Talon Books. She has edited special issues of both The Incongruous Quarterly and Poetry is Dead. She lives in Calgary where she is a member of the Writers Union of Canada.
Kate Sutherland is the author of two collections of short stories, Summer Reading and All In Together Girls, and has more recently begun writing poems. She lives in Toronto where she teaches at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Christine Fischer Guy, Aaron Kreuter, Nikki Reimer, and Kate Sutherland
Wednesday, April 8th
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney