Nov. 28th: Edward Nixon & Ingrid Ruthig
Edward Nixon was born and grew up in British Columbia, primarily in Victoria. Since 1984 he has lived in Toronto. He’s the proud father of 21-year and 9-year old sons. He has traveled extensively in Canada and the United States.
Edward is a founding partner of ENConsulting Group (ENCG) a boutique consultancy specializing in public outreach and stakeholder relations for clients in the arts, urban development and non-profit sectors. ENCG has been based at Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation since 2007. Current and past clients include Castlepoint Realty Partners, the City of Toronto, GO Transit, St. Lawrence Market Complex and the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. While on a leave of absence from ENCG, he served as the Senior Advisor for Stakeholder Relations for the former Deputy Premier of Ontario. Nixon led ENCG’s initiative The People’s Queen Street to reimagine Toronto’s iconic Queen Street as pedestrian and transit priority street using a mix of urban interventions and stakeholder engagement.
Prior to forming ENCG, Nixon worked in theatre, marketing research, fundraising and non-profit management.
He founded and curated the Toronto reading series livewords from 2008 through 2015, and curated the Diamond Cherry Reading Series from 2006 to 2007.
Nixon has published four poetry chapbooks and one full-length collection The Fissures of our Throats (Guernica Editions, 2014). He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Professional Communications program at Royal Roads University.
Ingrid Ruthig earned a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Toronto in the 1980s and practised the profession for more than a decade.
Her work as a writer, editor, and visual artist has appeared widely, with poems published in The Best Canadian Poetry in English, The Malahat Review, Descant, and many other journals and anthologies across Canada and abroad.
She is the author of the poem sequence & artist’s book Slipstream, the chapbook Synesthete II, and editor of The Essential Anne Wilkinson and Richard Outram: Essays on His Works, as well as a forthcoming volume on the work of David Helwig.
Ingrid’s most recent book is a collection of poems titled This Being, published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside (March, 2016). For more information, visit: ingridruthig.com
SHOW STARTS at 7:30 with the open mic…