The Pivot’s host, Mr. Jacob McArthur Mooney.
Literally a day after I return from the Northwest Territories, I’ll be reading at one of Toronto’s best regular reading series – The Pivot Reading Series! I’m sharing the stage with fellow authors Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer (All the Broken Things) and Robert Priest (Previously Feared Darkness) at The Press Club (850 Dundas Street West). Come by, and in addition to my reading from the second Dead Kid Detective Agency book, Dial M for Morna, I’ll also regale you with tales of my (mis)adventures in Canada’s north.
Here’s what the official Pivot Reading Series write-up has to say:
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We enter March and the beautiful middle of our Spring season. New books are blooming and the old ones are just coming ripe. That was an awful sentence. Three readers: Kathryn Kuitenbrower‘s new novel is being much discussed among the learned, Robert Priest is the platonic ideal of a ‘working artist,’ and the recently-retired book publicist Evan Munday is one of Pivot’s very favourite people. So let’s gather.
Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer is the author of the novels Perfecting and The Nettle Spinner, and the short story collection Way Up. Kathryn’s short fiction has been published in Granta Magazine, The Walrus, Numéro Cinq, Joyland, Filter Literary Journal, Significant Objects and Storyville. She is the recipient of The Sidney Prize. Kathryn is an award-winning instructor with The University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Her newest book is the novel All the Broken Things.
Evan Munday is the illustrator of the novel Stripmalling by Jon Paul Fiorentino (ECW Press) and DOOM: Love Poems for Supervillains by Natalie Zina Walschots (Insomniac Press). Evan is also the cartoonist behind the self-published comic book, Quarter-Life Crisis, set in a post-apocalyptic Toronto, and the author of a Silver Birch-nominated series of novels for young adults, The Dead Kid Detective Agency.
Robert Priest is a poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist residing in Toronto. He emigrated from England to Canada at an early age and studied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. He has written fifteen books of poetry, the newest of which is Previously Feared Darkness from ECW. He has published and recorded numerous works for children, including The Ruby Hat, A Terrible Case of the Stars and Rosa Rose.
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Evan Munday & Robert Priest
Wednesday, March 12th
850 Dundas Street West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney