Swoon Spring 2017 is forthcoming on May 13, 2017. 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.
Christina Myers is a former newspaper journalist turned freelancer, and a narrative non-fiction writer who occasionally veers off into the wilds of fiction. Her work has appeared in the anthology Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts (Caitlin Press, 2016), as well as Skirt Quarterly online, Voices of Motherhood, CBC Radio, Emerge 15, Word on the Lake, and elsewhere. She is a recent graduate of The Writer’s Studio at SFU Vancouver and returned to the Studio as an apprentice mentor in 2016. Christina lives with her husband and children in the lower mainland of BC.
Curtis LeBlanc’s poetry has won the Reader’s Choice Award in Arc’s Poem of the Year Competition and been shortlisted for The Walrus Poetry Prize as well as CV2’s Young Buck Poetry Prize. Good for Nothing (Anstruther Press, 2017) is his first chapbook. His first book-length collection, Little Wild, is forthcoming from Nightwood Editions (2018).
Chelsea Rooney is the author of Pedal, a debut novel nominated for the 2015 Amazon First Novel Award and the 2016 ReLit award. She is one of four hosts of The Storytelling Show on Vancouver Co-op Radio.
D.S. Stymeist’s poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, Dalhousie Review, and The Fiddlehead. His work was featured as the Parliamentary Poet Laureate’s Poem of the Month (February 2015) and was short-listed for Vallum’s 2015 poetry prize. He teaches poetics, Renaissance drama, and aboriginal literature at Carleton University. He grew up as a resident of O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation, is the editor and founder of the micro-press, Textualis, and is the current vice-president of VERSeFest.
Rob Taylor is the author of the poetry collections The Other Side of Ourselves (Cormorant Books, 2011) and The News (Gaspereau Press, 2016), which was a finalist for the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Prize. In 2014 he was named one of the inaugural writers-in-residence at the Al Purdy A-frame, and in 2015 he received the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for the Literary Arts, as an emerging artist. He lives in Vancouver with his family, where he teaches Creative Writing at the University of the Fraser Valley and coordinates the Dead Poets Reading Series.