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


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.


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.


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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