Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pivot Readings at the Press Club (Toronto); Featuring Jesse Huisken, rob mclennan and Meaghan Strimas

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Jesse Huisken, rob mclennan and Meaghan Strimas
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Sachiko Murakami

It may look like a three-poet lineup for September 8, but who knows what infamous Ottawa writer rob mclennan will unleash upon us? Fiction? Memoir? Poetry? Interpretive dance? You'll have to get down to the Press Club to find out.

Jesse Huisken is a poet who, in addition to self-publishing, has had chapbooks of experimental poetry and fiction with BookThug and Expert Press. He is also an artist, currently working on his own museum of oil paintings based in found images and short comic book style illustrated poems. He was co-owner, with his father Charles Huisken, of This Ain't the Rosedale Library.

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of more than twenty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles are the poetry collections Glengarry (2011), wild horses (2010) and kate street (2010) and a second novel, missing persons (2009), An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Jennifer Mulligan), The Garneau Review, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and expects to spend much of the next year in Toronto. He regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at

Meaghan Strimas lives in Toronto where she works at Quill & Quire magazine and for the University of Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA program. Strimas is the editor of the critically acclaimed The Selected Gwendolyn MacEwen (a Globe and Mail "Top 100 Books of the Year"), and the author of a previous collection of poetry, Junkman’s Daughter. She was an author at Toronto’s International Festival of Authors in 2009.

The Pivot Reading Series began in 2008 when curator Carey Toane transported the IV Lounge Reading Series to its new venue at the Press Club. Sachiko Murakami and Angela Hibbs took over curating in the summer of 2010. The series features established and emerging writers from Toronto and beyond. For more information, please contact

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