After seventeen shows and fifty-eight readings, Pivot closes down its 2015 with a trio of writers emerging and established, local and visiting. We have Manitoban trickster figure Jonathan Ball, Torontonian prose writer Amina Farah, and debuting ex-Bronwen Wallace winner Laura Clarke. Last chance to Pivot until after the holidays.
Jonathan Ball holds a Ph.D. in English and teaches literature, film, and writing at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of the poetry books Ex Machina, Clockfire, and The Politics of Knives, and the co-editor of Why Poetry Sucks: An Anthology of Humorous Experimental Poetry. Visit him online at JonathanBall.com, where he writes about writing the wrong way.
Laura Clarke is the author of Decline of the Animal Kingdom (ECW, 2015). You can find her poetry, criticism and other writing in publications like The National Post, PRISM International, Riddle Fence, Grain and The Puritan. She is the 2013 winner of the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers from the Writers’ Trust of Canada. She’s from Hamilton and now lives in Toronto.
Amina Farah is a Somali-Canadian writer who has roots in Nairobi, Vancouver and now calls Toronto home. She has worked as a youth worker and educator in communities across Canada, participated in Diaspora Dialogues Emerging Writers Program, and completed a MFA in creative writing at the University of Guelph.
Pivot Readings at The Steady Cafe
Featuring Jonathan Ball, Laura Clarke, and Amina Farah.
Wednesday, December 2nd
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney