Swoon Spring 2016 is forthcoming on March 12, 2016. Check out the swoony details on the authors you’ll be meeting! To RSVP to the evening, check out the event page on Facebook. And for a full history and all bios of past Swoon authors, check out our Readers page.
Dina Del Bucchia is the author of Coping with Emotions and Otters and Blind Items. Daniel Zomparelli is the Editor-In-Chief of Poetry Is Dead magazine and author of Davie Street Translations. Together, they make up the duo behind the podcast Can’t Lit, and the poetry collection Rom Com (Talonbooks), out now.
Christopher Evans is a writer and student, originally from Victoria, BC. His fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Canada, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, the UK, and the USA. His play Drifting was produced for the 2014 Brave New Play Rites Festival, and his text-based art installation project Places of Refuge is currently installed at UBC’s Point Grey campus. He currently lives in Vancouver, where he is the Prose Editor at PRISM international magazine.
Jim Johnstone is a Canadian poet, editor, and critic. He’s the author of four books of poetry: Dog Ear (Véhicule Press, 2014), Sunday, the locusts (Tightrope Books, 2011), Patternicity (Nightwood Editions, 2010) and The Velocity of Escape (Guernica Editions, 2008), and the subject of the critical monograph Proofs & Equational Love: The Poetry of Jim Johnstone by Shane Neilson and Jason Guriel. He’s the winner of several awards including a CBC Literary Award,The Fiddlehead’s Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, Matrix Magazine’s LitPop Award and This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt. Johnstone is the poetry editor at Palimpsest Press, and an associate editor at Representative Poetry Online. He lives in Toronto.
Laura Trethewey lives in Vancouver, British Columbia where she’s writing a collection of non-fiction essays about why people are on the ocean. Her writing has been published in The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, and The Globe & Mail and been nominated for a National Magazine Award. Find her online at lauratrethewey.tumblr.com and on Twitter @ltrethew.
Daniel Scott Tysdal is the author of three books of poetry, Fauxccasional Poems (icehouse 2015), The Mourner’s Book of Albums (Tightrope 2010), and Predicting the Next Big Advertising Breakthrough Using a Potentially Dangerous Method (Coteau 2006), and the poetry textbook The Writing Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating Poems (Oxford University Press 2014). His work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope 2011) and Best Canadian Essays (Tightrope 2014), and has earned him the ReLit Award for Poetry (2007), the Matrix Lit Pop Award (2010), and honourable mention at the National Magazine Awards (2003). He is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Department of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough.