Our Mission

There are a lot of great reading series in the West Coast literary scene, all with their own goals, but it’s been our experience that sometimes writers and readers can take themselves and their mandates a bit too seriously. Swoon aims to be inclusive without being politically-correct to the point of being stifling. Everyone’s welcome, everyone’s love.

Swoon is a reading series that focuses on love, sex, and chocolate. It seeks to celebrate the best things of life while supporting and showcasing emerging and established writers. We offer a safe, open, welcoming community for writers and readers. There is space here for great writing, for love, and the darkness that so often accompanies both of those things, but we also want to remind ourselves of the legitimacy of happiness, and of being lighthearted. We want to discover new and innovative work about love and desire, and encourage you to join us.

You can find more about what kind of work we feature by learning how to be a Swoon lover.

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