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The next literary evening of love, sex, and chocolate is less than two weeks away! Check out the amazing author line-up that Sierra Skye Gemma and I are excited to share with you! These are some really lovely people, and they’re going to treat us to some really amazing work! Click the poster below to RSVP to the event on Facebook, and read on for a sneak peek at what to expect from this swoontastic line-up.


Francine Cunningham is a long-time Swoon supporter and an excellent writer who will be sharing some nonfiction with us. Winner of SubTerrain‘s Lush Award for Poetry 2015, Elise Marcella Godfrey spent the last five years in Saskatoon; she’s originally from Vancouver Island and excited to be back on the West Coast to share some of her gorgeous poetry with us.  Josh Massey is a poet and fiction writer who also currently lives in Terrace, BC, where he works as a reporter for the Terrace Standard; he’ll be treating us with an excerpt from his new novel, The Plotline Bomber of InnisfreeAcclaimed fiction writer and screenwriter Maureen Medved will be reading new work from her working novel manuscript. Laura Ritland, 2014 winner of The Malahat Review’s Far Horizon Award for Poetry, will be sharing new poems for us.

I hope you’ll join us to hear from these amazing writers. It’s going to be a lovely time!