Vertigo Reading Series
Presented by Brown Communications Group

Mon. Jan. 23rd, 2012, 7:30pm

Hosted by:
Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar
1925 Victoria Ave
Free admission

Kathleen Wall 

Kathleen Wall teaches at the University of Regina, where her specialties are Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, feminist theory, creative writing, modernism and postmodernism, and aesthetics.  She is at work on her second book of literary criticism, Virginia Woolf’s Aesthetics of Engagement.  She recently published ““Ethics, knowledge, and the need for beauty:  Zadie Smith’s On Beauty and Ian McEwan’s Saturday” in the University of Toronto Quarterly.  She has also published two books of poetry, Without Benefit of Words (Turnstone, 1991) and Time’s Body (Hagios, 2005).  Her novel, Blue Duets, was published by Brindle & Glass in 2010 and was nominated in the Fiction category for a Saskatchewan Book Award.

She believes passionately in the conversations that connect, transform, and query.  Since art is a culture’s way of thinking about and reflecting on ourselves and our world, it is one of the best inspirations to conversation we have.


Rolli writes – and draws a little – for adults (Hayden’s Ferry Review, New York Tyrant, Rattle) and children (Ladybug, Spider, Highlights). He’s the author of God’s Autobio (short stories) and Plum Stuff (poems/drawings). Visit his blog (, and follow his epic tweets @rolliwrites.

Nicole Pivovar Bio

Nicole Pivovar, an unpublished writer, is sharing her passion for photography and poetry publically for the first time.  Her education and career have allowed her a terrific journey as a communications professional, with a keen knack for sales.  She deeply believes living should be the least of our hards, even though that’s not always the case.  She credits her whole life to her Faith in God and seeks to know others the same way God knows her.  Her curiosity for extraordinary people and experiences has inspired the collection she will share.  When asked why she chose to write and photograph pieces of her life this past year; she explains simply “It makes my heart happy!”  She is most often found outside with her sneakers on; running is her other favoured pass time.  Humbled by this opportunity to share her hobby, she wishes to say Thank You to the Vertigo organizers for all they do to make Regina better.

Jack Walton

Singer, songwriter, guitarist and author Jack Walton offers an eclectic sampling of melody and words sautéed in melancholic sauces of jazz, blues, swing and roots. His songs, poetry and short stories are drawn from a well travelled Canadian landscape and the real and imaginary people he has met along the way.  A New Brunswicker by birth, he has comfortably called himself a ‘prairie maritimer’ for half a life time.