Pivot on February 28th- Lor, De Leon, Carter and Pierre

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Pivot is BACK this Thursday, February 28th with four powerhouse readers! 🥊🏠

Prathna Lor is a living poet. Their most recent chapbook, 7, 2, is now out from Knife Fork Books in Kensington Market. They write the love poems you’ve not yet written to yourself.

Adrian De Leon is an Abagatan (Southern) Ilokano writer and cultural educator from Manila by way of Scarborough. He teaches Philippine history and culture in classrooms, museums, and martial arts gyms. While finishing his PhD in History at the University of Toronto, he teaches in the Department of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Adrian’s first poetry collection, Rouge, was published by Mawenzi House in 2018. He has just completed his second poetry collection, barangay, and is at work on his first novel. With fellow east-side writers Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar, Adrian is editing a mixed-genre literary anthology of emerging Scarborough writers.

Kern Carter is a 2x author of a novella Thoughts of a Fractured Soul and his most recent novel titled Beauty Scars. His C.R.Y blog touches on the emotional struggle faced by writers and other creatives. His goal is to inspire readers and impress his fellow writers.

Terese Pierre is a writer, editor and organizer based in Toronto. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Hart House Review, Bad Nudes, Verdancies Journal, Cosmonauts Avenue and Train: A Poetry Journal, among others. She has been a submissions curator and editor of the Toronto Public Library’s Young Voices Magazine, and the University of Toronto’s Spectatorial, and she is currently the poetry editor of Augur Magazine, a Canadian speculative and surrealism literature and art magazine. In September, Terese became a co-host of Shab-e She’r, a poetry reading series that emphasises diversity in all forms, and this spring, she will become a co-organizer of Slant, a reading series that emphasizes social justice. Terese lives in Toronto with her family and cat.

Meet us in the Tiki Room of the Tranzac Club (an inclusive & accessible venue!). Doors at 8, words at ~8:30. Pivot is generously funded by the Toronto Arts Council and Viewers Like You, so please PWYC (suggested donation $5). As always, Pivot is hosted by Michelle Brown Colistro & Canisia Lubrin.

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