Pivot keeps moving unafraid into what we are told is the winter. We have three great readers on the twentieth, with debuting novelist Jean Marc Ah-Sen and debuting poet James Lindsay joined by the much-loved poet and professor Carolyn Smart.
Jean Marc Ah-Sen is the Toronto-based author of Grand Menteur, a novel about Mauritian street-gangs that the Globe and Mail included in their top 100 books of 2015 and which the National Post hailed as an “inventive escape from the conventional.” He is working on a second novel called The Lost Norman. (tw: violence, racial slurs)
James Lindsay has been a bookseller for more than a decade. He is also co-owner of Pleasence Records in Toronto, a record label specializing in post-punk, odd-pop and avant-garde sound pieces. His debut collection of poems, Our Inland Sea came out this fall from Wolsak & Wynn.
Carolyn Smart has written seven collections of poetry including Careen, Hooked, and The Way to Come Home. She is the founder of the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, poetry editor for McGill-Queen’s Press, and since 1989 has taught Creative Writing at Queen’s University. (tw: violence)
Pivot Readings at The Steady Cafe
Featuring Jean Marc Ah-Sen, James Lindsay, and Carolyn Smart.
Wednesday, January 20th
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney