Pivot keeps it going with our second show of the year. A move into fiction brings James Grainger and his novel (which has been optioned for the next Atom Egoyan movie) and fellow debut novelist Sabrina Ramnanan. Joining them is BC poet Raoul Fernandes. Come hang out and talk of fall things. 8 PM.
Raoul Fernandes lives and writes in Vancouver, BC. He completed the Writer’s Studio at SFU in 2009 and was a finalist for the 2010 Bronwyn Wallace Award for emerging writers and a runner up in subTerrain’s Lush Triumphant Awards in 2013. He has been published in numerous literary journals and is an editor for the online poetry magazine The Maynard. His first collection of poems, Transmitter and Receiver, came out in the Spring from Nightwood Editions.
James Grainger’s debut collection of stories, The Long Slide (2004), was the winner of the ReLit Award for Short Fiction. His reviews and articles have appeared in the Toronto Star, Quill & Quire, the Globe and Mail, Elle Canada, Men’s Fashion, Sharp, and Rue Morgue. His first novel, Harmless, came out this year from McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House.
Sabrina Ramnanan was born in Toronto to Trinidadian parents. She completed her B.A. in English and B.Ed at the University of Toronto. In addition, Sabrina is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Education Creative Writing Program and the recipient of the 2012 Marina Nemat award. Her work has appeared in Diaspora Dialogues, Cerulean Rain, Writing in the Margins, The Caribbean Writer and Joyland. Her debut novel, Nothing Like Love, came out this year from McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House.
Featuring Raoul Fernandes, James Grainger, and Sabrina Ramnanan
Wednesday, September 23rd
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney