Pivot moves into the middle of its fall session with some new books and some visitors. We bring you retired bookninja George Murray, multi-disciplinary writer and poet Meira Cook, and exceptionally well-bearded Kevin Hardcastle, a part of the extraordinary fiction line-up from Biblioasis. Come and be autumnal.
Méira Cook has published five poetry collections, most recently Monologue Dogs (Brick). She won the CBC Poetry Prize in 2007 and the inaugural Walrus Poetry Prize in 2012. Her first novel, The House on Sugarbush Road (Enfield & Wizenty), won the McNally Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year Award in 2013. Her latest novel is Nightwatching (HarperCollins).
Kevin Hardcastle studied writing at the University of Toronto and at Cardiff University. His stories have been published widely in Canada and the US, and have twice been published in the Journey Prize Stories anthology. His first book, a collection of stories called Debris, was published by Biblioasis this fall. His novel, In the Cage, will also be published by Biblioasis, likely in fall 2016. (TW: Violence, Drug or Alcohol Abuse, Illness (Bodily), Illness (Mental))
George Murray is the author of six books of poetry, including Diversion (ECW, 2015), one best-selling book of aphorisms, and one book for children. His poems have appeared widely in Canadian, American, British, European magazines and he is the Poet Laureate of St. John’s, Newfoundland, where he lives with his wife, novelist Elisabeth de Mariaffi and their combined brood of four children.
Pivot Readings at The Steady Cafe
Featuring Meira Cook, Kevin Hardcastle, & George Murray
Wednesday, October 21st
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney