Thurs Dec 14 – Martinello, Hardcastle, Dolman, Ruthnum

dec 14


*This Pivot is on a Thursday!*

It’s the last Pivot of the year & it’s a doozy – Anita Dolman, Naben Ruthnum, Kevin Hardcastle & Domenica Martinello come together to raise glasses & voices to a year of great literature.

PLUS: We’ll set up a table at the back as an informal book swap. Bring one+, take one+!

Anita Dolman’s poetry and fiction have appeared in journals and anthologies throughout North America, including Canadian Ginger, Matrix Magazine, On Spec, Grain, PRISM international and Triangulation: Lost Voices. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, and was a finalist for the 2015 Alberta Magazine Award for fiction. Lost Enough (Morning Rain Publishing, 2017) is Anita’s debut short fiction collection.


Kevin Hardcastle is a fiction writer from Simcoe County, Ontario. He was a finalist for the 2012 Journey Prize, and his stories have been published widely. Hardcastle’s debut short story collection, Debris, won the Trillium Book Award and the ReLit Award for Short Fiction. His novel, In the Cage, has recently been published by Biblioasis.


Domenica Martinello, a poet from Montreal, was a finalist for the 2017 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and the winner of the carte blanche 3Macs prize. Currently completing an MFA in poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, her debut collection, All Day I Dream About Sirens, is forthcoming with Coach House Books in 2019.


Naben Ruthnum won the Journey Prize for his short fiction, has been a National Post books columnist, and has written books and cultural criticism for the Globe and Mail, Hazlitt, and the Walrus. His crime fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and Joyland, and his pseudonym Nathan Ripley’s first novel will appear in 2018. Ruthnum lives in Toronto.

PWYC: Suggested $5
The Tranzac club is an accessible venue.
Doors at 8 PM.


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