Pivot On November 30th: Barclay, Benning, Laporte & Rubin

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Pivot closes down its 2016 with another equal pairing of poets and novelists. A couple of visitors from points west and a couple of local gentlemen. Goodbye, 2016. You were the worst and no one will miss you.

Cast List:

Adèle Barclay’s writing has appeared in The Fiddlehead, The Puritan, PRISM, The Literary Review of Canada, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016 Lit POP Award for Poetry and has been shortlisted for the 2016 Walrus Poetry Prize. Her debut poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You, (Nightwood, 2016) was nominated for the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. She is the Interviews Editor at The Rusty Toque, a poetry ambassador for Vancouver’s Poet Laureate Rachel Rose, and the 2017 Critic-in-Residence for Canadian Women In Literary Arts. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Victoria and researches modern and contemporary American poetry.

Sheri Benning grew up on a small farm in Saskatchewan She’s since travelled widely while attaining several academic degrees. She published two books of poetry in Canada, Thin Moon Psalm (Brick Books, 2007) and Earth After Rain (Thistledown Press, 2001) and a third in the UK The Season’s Vagrant Light (Carcanet, 2015). Her poetry, essays and fiction have also appeared in Canadian literary journals and anthologies. At work on new poems and a novel, Benning divides her time between Glasgow, Scotland, and a farm near Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan.

Mat Laporte, born in Sault Ste. Marie, is a Toronto-based writer and co-founder of the micropress Ferno House. Laporte is the author of a tetralogy of chapbooks: Demons, Billboards from Hell, Life Savings (nominated for the 2013 bpNichol Chapbook Award), and Bad Infinity. His poetry has been featured in numerous publications, including Poetry is Dead and Lemon Hound. Rats Nest (Bookthug, 2016) is Laporte’s first full-length book.

Eric Beck Rubin is a cultural historian who writes on architecture, literature, and psychology – and is currently teaching at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. School of Velocity is Eric’s first foray into fiction, and he is currently at work on a second: a family saga spanning pre-World War II Germany to present-day Los Angeles and Western Canada. He is also the creator of the Burning Books Literary Podcast, which can be found on iTunes and Litopia.

Pivot on November 30th
with Adèle Barclay, Sheri Benning, Mat Laporte & Eric Beck Rubin
8 PM
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney
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By: Pivot Readings