Looking back and looking forward

2016 has been a pretty rough year for a lot of reasons and for a lot of people. It’s hard to stay hopeful and grateful when there is so much to be genuinely sorry about, but I am trying. I have a lot to be grateful about this past year. The publication of Boobs: Women ExploreContinue reading “Looking back and looking forward”

Boobs reading showcased moving work at Trees Coffee on Granville

Thanks to everyone who came out to Trees on Saturday night to join us in a celebration of Boobs: Women Explore What it Means to Have Breasts. And my sincerest things to Zuri Scrivens, Lynn Easton, Christina Myers, and Jane Eaton Hamilton for sharing their work with us. The cafe was vibrant with sincere emotion,Continue reading “Boobs reading showcased moving work at Trees Coffee on Granville”

Swoon Spring 2016 forthcoming on March 12!

Here’s an early Valentine’s Day present: a new Swoon event to put into your calendars! It’s going to be an awesome evening: March 12, 7pm!

Upcoming Swoon Reading on November 14

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 toContinue reading “Upcoming Swoon Reading on November 14”

Upcoming Swoon Reading on April 25

The next literary evening of love, sex, and chocolate is only 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 on the poster to RSVPContinue reading “Upcoming Swoon Reading on April 25”

An Interview with Ruth Daniell for Geosi Reads

I was recently interviewed by Geosi Gyasi, a Ghanaian poet who writes the popular book blog Geosi Reads. You can now read the whole interview online. I talk about the origins of Swoon, my belief in the importance of speech arts and teaching, my thoughts on literary prizes, as well as some musings about my writing process,Continue reading “An Interview with Ruth Daniell for Geosi Reads”

Interview with Jeffrey Ricker

Former Swoon co-host Jeffrey Ricker is a two-time novelist, a prolific short story writer, budding poet, and an all-around awesome person. I recently caught up with him online on behalf of Swoon to find out what he’s been working on since he moved away from Vancouver, and to find out what he’s doing for Valentine’sContinue reading “Interview with Jeffrey Ricker”

Heart all aflutter for Swoon Fall 2014

My heart is all aflutter! Tomorrow (Saturday, November 15) is Swoon Fall 2014! 7pm. Trees Coffee at 450 Granville St. Be there and BE LOVED! I’m thrilled to be hosting with Sierra Skye Gemma to bring you performances by andrea bennett, Lucas Crawford, Shannon Rayne, Andrea Routley, Ellie Sawatzky, Mallory Tater, and Janine Alyson Young!Continue reading “Heart all aflutter for Swoon Fall 2014”

Interview with Jordan Hall

I met up with Jordan Hall—who was one of the inaugural readers at Swoon in spring 2013 and is the current Playwright-in-Residence at Pi Theatre—to eat waffles and ice cream and talk to her about Carmilla, the new webseries that she wrote and is currently airing every Tuesday and Thursday for SmokeBomb Entertainment. You canContinue reading “Interview with Jordan Hall”

Days of unicorns, fancy teacups, fog, rain & pretty books

I can’t believe it’s already November! What a whirlwind fall’s been so far. I’ve been so busy, but having so much fun, too! First up, the Vancouver Writers Festival happened at the end of last month. Due to my work schedule, I took in a bunch of events concentrated into just a couple days, butContinue reading “Days of unicorns, fancy teacups, fog, rain & pretty books”