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Pivot Readings at the Press Club

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Pivot Readings at the Press Club

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 7:00pm


The Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1V5


June 1, 1533: Ann Boleyn is crowned Queen of England. June 1, 1974: the Heimlich Maneuver technique is published in Emergency Medicine. June 1, 2011: Julie Berry, Claire Caldwell and Elisabeth de Mariaffi read for Pivot. Come mark these momentous world events at the Press Club.


Julie Berry is the author of the poetry collections worn thresholds, published by Brick in 1995 and reprinted in 2006, and the walnut-cracking machine (Buscheck 2010). Her work appeared in numerous anthologies including Open Wide a Wilderness from Wilfred Laurier University Press (2008). She is the winner of the 2006 short Grain prose poem contest. Julie lives outside of St. Thomas, Ontario. Since leaving the teaching profession she has been dabbling in the art of radio documentary-making. She has produced a children’s radio program that aired last year in southern Ontario. Her writing projects include a journaling partnership with Gilbert White, a naturalist who lived in southern-central England during the mid to late 1700’s.

Claire Caldwell is a poet living in Toronto, where she is pursuing her MFA in creative writing through the University of Guelph. Her poetry has appeared in the Scrivener Creative Review, and is forthcoming in Prism and Misunderstandings Magazine. She is the 2010 recipient of the Lionel Shapiro Award for Creative Writing from McGill University.

Elisabeth de Mariaffi is the author of one poetry chapbook, Letter on St. Valentines Day (TERU, 2010) and her poetry and fiction are widely published in Canadian magazines. Recent work has appeared in The New Quarterly, Descant, Misunderstandings Magazine and online at The Puritan.


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The Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1V5 43° 0' 0" N, 79° 0' 0" W

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