Alright, everybody. It’s the Bs. We have Nelly Arcan translator and poet Melissa Bull in from Montreal, plus Hamilton creative hub Gary Barwin and local favourite Michelle Brown. This is a good one. Maybe we’re done with snow and stuff even? Who knows. But you should come to this one.
Note, the fourth would-be Bee, Sheri Benning, has had to reschedule over a professional commitment. We’ll see her in the fall.
Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multimedia artist, and the author of 20 books of poetry and fiction as well as books for kids. His most recent books are the short fiction collection, I, Dr Greenblatt, Orthodontist, 251-1457 (Anvil) and the poetry collections, Moon Baboon Canoe (Mansfield), and The Wild and Unfathomable Always (Xexoxial). Yiddish for Pirates, a novel, will appear in April 2016 from Random House Canada. A PhD in music, Barwin was 2014-2015 Writer-in-Residence at Western University and the Toronto Public Library Young Voices eWrite-in-residence in 2013. He has taught creative writing at a number of colleges and universities. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario. (tw: violence)
Michelle Brown is currently working as a copywriter in Toronto. Recently longlisted for the CBC poetry prize, and shortlisted for the CV2 Young Buck poetry prize, she’s excitedly awaiting the launch of her first chapbook with Desert Pets Press in May and her first full-length collection, to be published with Palimpsest in 2018.
Melissa Bull is a writer and translator based in Montreal. She is the editor of Maisonneuve’s “Writing from Quebec” Column. Her translation of Nelly Arcan’s Burqa of Skin was published in 2014 by Anvil Press and her collection of poetry, Rue, came out in 2015, also with Anvil.
Pivot on March 9th: Gary Barwin, Michelle Brown, and Melissa Bull
Wednesday, March 9th
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney