Huge thank you and lots of love for everyone who came out to CocoaNymph Chocolates & Confections on the first day of spring to hear our amazing authors read from their original work: Jordan Hall, Naomi Smedbol, Ben Gehrels, Jane Campbell, Erin Flegg, Jeffrey Ricker, and Elizabeth Hand.
Swoon’s first event on March 20th, with co-hosts Ruth Daniell & Kayla Czaga
Jordan Hall was the first reader at the inaugural Swoon event on March 20, 2013! Thanks, Jordan!
Jordan Hall reading to our lovely Swoon audience
Naomi Smedbol reading her sexy-sweet love poems
Shy rapper/sonneteer Ben Gehrels reading his gorgeous love poems
Ruth Daniell and Ben Gehrels
Ben Gehrels charmed the Swoon audience; so did the lone dinosaur balloon in the background
First co-host Kayla Czaga’s smile says it all: Swoon is a lovely time!
Jane Campbell read a hilarious story about teenagers and awkward sexy feelings
Jane Campbell at Swoon
Update: We didn’t know it at the time, but this is history being made! Here, Ruth Daniell introduces Jeffrey Ricker as a reader. Jeffrey would go on to become the co-host of Swoon Spring 2014!
Jeffrey read a sweet, touching, sexy fiction piece about getting someone to love you by feeding them delicious things (no, really)
Here’s Kayla Czaga introducing the next delightful Swooner!
Elizabeth Hand read some wonderful poems for us to finish off a swoon-worthy evening
Elizabeth made us all smile!
Our first event was a huge success! What fantastic poems, stories, and chocolate… Thanks to our terrific venue, CocoaNymph, our writers, and–of course–our lovely audience! Keep your eyes and ears open to see what’s happening next with Swoon.
Photos by James Daniell