Ruth Daniell (creator & co-host) is an award-winning writer and the editor of Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts (Caitlin Press, 2016). Her poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals across North America and elsewhere, including Arc, CV2, Grain, The Antigonish Review and Event. Most recently, she was awarded first prize in the 2016 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest with The New Quarterly. She is currently at work on a collection of poems with the support of a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Sierra Skye Gemma (co-host) is an award-winning writer and journalist recently honoured with a National Magazine Award for Best New Magazine Writer, the top creative non-fiction award in Rhubarb’s Taboo Literary Contest, a long-list nod in House of Anansi’s Broken Social Scene Story Contest, and a BC Arts Council scholarship. She is an Executive Editor of PRISM international, western Canada’s oldest literary magazine. Her work has been published in The New Quarterly, The Vancouver Sun, Plenitude, and elsewhere. Her essay “The Wrong Way” was selected for the Best Canadian Essays 2013 anthology.
Jeffrey Ricker (co-host for Swoon: April 4, 2014 & current graphic designer) is the author of Detours, published in 2011 by Bold Strokes Books, and the YA fantasy The Unwanted. His writing has appeared in the anthologies Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction,Men of the Mean Streets, Speaking Out, and others. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he also holds his MFA from the University of British Columbia. He lives in St. Louis with his partner and their contrary dachshund.