Game of Thrones who??? It’s the PIVOT season finale this Thursday, May 23rd! We’re thrilled to have Doyali Islam, Faith Arkorful, Jacob McArthur Mooney and Téa Mutonji reading for this very special Pivot. It will be Michelle and Canisia’s last time hosting (😭) so you don’t want to miss this one!
Doyali Islam read at Pivot in September 2016. She had no books to sell, but gave away hugs. Now, her second poetry book, ‘heft’ (https://amzn.to/2JkkP8x), is finally available through McClelland & Stewart. The hugs are still free.
Faith Arkorful has had her work published in Peach Magazine, PRISM International, Hobart, without/pretend, Canthius, The Puritan, and the Hart House Review, among other places. This year, she was a semi-finalist in the 2019 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest. She was born in Toronto, where she still resides.
Jacob McArthur Mooney’s three books are The New Layman’s Almanac, Folk, and Don’t Be Interesting all from McClelland & Stewart, plus he was the Guest Editor for the 2015 edition of Best Canadian Poetry from Tightrope Books. From 2012 to 2017, he served as Pivot’s Director and Host.
Téa Mutonji is an author of poetry, prose, and essays. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Feel Ways: An anthology of Scarborough writing, Joyland Magazine, Unpublished City II, The Puritan, Bad Nudes, Minola Review, The Temz Teview, Train Poetry Journal and The Scarborough Fair. Mutonji’s debut collection of short fiction, Shut Up You’re Pretty (Spring, 2019) is the first title published under Vivek Shraya’s newest imprint, VS. Books, in association with Arsenal Pulp Press. Téa lives, writes, and gets lost in Toronto, Ontario.
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). One last time, Pivot is hosted by Canisia Lubrin and Michelle Brown Colistro.