In 2013 I founded Swoon, a Vancouver-based reading series celebrating love in all its weird and wonderful forms. I co-hosted the biannual events with Sierra Skye Gemma, an award-winning writer and all-around awesome person. On May 13, 2017, Sierra and I celebrated our last Swoon event. Although the reading series has come to an end, the Swoon community is still very much alive. You can check out our interviews with authors–about desire and the writing process–on the Swoon blog and learn more about the series’s history by visiting our website. I’m really proud of the warm, caring community that surrounds our series.