Swoon Spring 2016 – Meet the Authors!

Can’t wait to host with this spectacular line-up! See you on March 12th!

Swoon

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 and DanielDina 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.

Evans Bio Photo bus

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…

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CBC Radio One Interview with Sierra and Son

Sierra Skye Gemma and Son

Sierra:
When he was 11, we had a big talk about masturbation and then afterwards my husband came up to me in the kitchen, and he said, “Well, we weren’t too late.”
And I said, “Oh! Well, how do you know?”
“Well, because he only had one question and it was: ‘Why do people do it?'”
And we figured he would know the answer to that if he had started.

Son: And now I do.

Sierra: Everybody does. It’s okay!
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Finger-banging: free from Plenitude Magazine

Sierra Skye Gemma, punk as fuck, circa 1995.

Do you ever wish you could know me a little better? Do you ever think to yourself, “You know, Sierra could over-share a bit MORE than she already does”? Well, you are in luck, friends! Plenitude Magazine, the best queer … Continue reading

Pornography and Parenthood

Globe and Mail illustration

I’m thrilled to announce that a non-fiction article I’ve been working on for over a year is finally up and available to read on The Globe and Mail website: My Sexual Education. I began work on this piece at The Banff Centre, which … Continue reading

Holy crap, it happened.

My talented co-writer’s first book comes out in April! Emily Wight is a hilarious writer (I know this for a fact) and an excellent cook (so I’ve been told, although she’s never cooked for me. Hmmmm…) and her cookbook will no doubt be a big hit!

Check Emily out at http://wellfedflatbroke.com/

well fed, flat broke

Much has happened since we last spoke. Spring has sprung in Vancouver, and we have been playing outside without winter coats. We finally finished all the cheese I bought in early December. I am now raising a Ninja Turtle (Donatello, specifically), and bearing the brunt of his ninja attacks which are not stealthy but do sometimes hurt.

And that book I’ve been thinking about and talking about and fretting over for months went to the printer, and then emerged fully formed this past week! I have real, hard copies here in my apartment, which I can hold and look at and worry about making sticky. I filed my reference copy between books by Nigella Lawson and Fannie Farmer, in hope that some of their magic rubs off.

WFFB Bookshelf

These are fast-paced times.

And there is so much to talk about, recipe-wise, but we’ve hardly had a moment to catch our breath…

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