Monthly Archives: November 2017

Pivot on Nov. 29 – Catherine Graham, Tajja Isen, and Concetta Principe

Catherine Graham, Tajja Isen, and Concetta Principe close out November in one of those Pivots that make you say ‘man, I should go to Pivot more often.’

Catherine Graham is the author of six poetry collections including The Celery Forest and the debut novel Quarry. Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects was a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award and CAA Award for Poetry. Winner of IFOA’s Poetry NOW, she teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies where she won an Excellence in Teaching Award. Published internationally, recent readings include the Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, University of East London and Belfast’s Linen Hall Library. She lives in Toronto. www.catherinegraham.com@catgrahampoet

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Tajja Isen is a Toronto-based writer and voice actor. Her fiction has been published in The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, Room, and was long listed for the 2015 CBC Short Story Prize. As an essayist, Tajja’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Electric Literature, Catapult, and Book Riot. A voice actor for sixteen years, she can be heard on such cartoons as The Berenstain Bears, Atomic Betty, and Super Why!, among others. She is currently completing a combined JD/MA in English and law at the University of Toronto.

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concetta principe writes prose poems, non-fiction, fiction and scholarly work. This Real, coming out with Pedlar Press this fall, is her fourth book of poetry, and, in being a project on love, is a sequel to Hiroshima: A Love (strike-out) War Story. She is Assistant Professor of English at Trent University.

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See you at the Tranzac Club (first door on your left) – this is an accessible venue.

Doors at 8
PWYC – suggested $5

 

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Pivot on Nov 15 – Susan Alexander, Alicia Elliott, Rasiqra Revulva

Warm up by the (faux) fireplace & be moved by this trio to end all trios: Alicia Elliott, Susan Alexander & Rasiqra Revulva 🔥

SUSAN ALEXANDER is the winner of the 2016 Short Grain poetry prize and the 2015 Vancouver Writers’ Festival Contest. Her poems have appeared in SubTerrain, Arc, CV2, Grain, Room, The Antigonish Review, and PRISM international. For inspiration, Alexander writes from eclectic experiences — as a chambermaid, CBC Radio journalist, stay-at-home mother, waitress, lay preacher, and associate at a boutique investment firm, as well as from her family history and passions. She is a member of the League of Canadian Poets and lives on Bowen Island, BC.

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Alicia Elliott is a Tuscarora writer living in Brantford, Ontario with her husband and child. Her writing has been published by The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, The Walrus, Macleans, Globe and Mail and many others. Her essay “A Mind Spread Out on the Ground” won Gold at the National Magazine Awards and has been selected to be published in Best Canadian Essays 2017. She has most recently been named the 2017-2018 Geoffrey and Margaret Andrew Fellow at UBC.

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Rasiqra Revulva is a Toronto-based poet, multi-media artist, editor, musician, and performer. She was recently awarded second place in the 2017 Blodwyn Memorial Prize for Emerging Writers; and is in the process of completing an Emerging Writers Mentorship with Diaspora Dialogues for a full-length collection inspired by the city of Toronto. Her debut chapbook of poetry and glitch-art illustration titled “Cephalopography” was published by words(on)pages press in October of 2016. Her band The Databats has recently signed to Slice Records, Australia, commencing with a re-release of their album “Chiropteratronic” in April of 2017. Learn more at @rasiqra_revulva and www.rasiqrarevulva.com.

We’ll be in the Tiki Room (front leftmost room) at the Tranzac Club, which is an accessible venue.
PWYC (Suggested $5)

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