2017 National Magazine Awards Judges


With the 40th anniversary National Magazine Awards Call for Entries now open (deadline January 20), the NMAF is pleased to announce our current judging roster. The final list of this year’s NMA judges will be announced in February.


Each year the NMAF relies on the expertise of over 120 volunteer judges–editors, publishers, art directors, professors, writers, artists and other renowned journalists–to review the entries to the National Magazine Awards, deliberate and ultimately decide on the nominees and winners.


To learn more about becoming a judge for the 2017 National Magazine Awards, visit our Call for Judges or email us at staff@magazine-awards.com.




David Balzer is a writer, editor and teacher. He is the author of Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else, winner of ICA London’s 2015 Book of the Year, and the short-fiction collection Contrivances. He has written about art and culture for The Guardian, Modern Painters, Artforum, The Globe and Mail and others, and was the recipient of the 2015 International Award for Art Criticism. He is currently Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher at Canadian Art magazine, and lives in Toronto.


Arjun Basu is senior vice-president, content strategy, at Bookmark Content & Communications, and author of the novel Waiting for the Man.


Jared Bland is the publisher of McClelland & Stewart and vice-president of Penguin Random House Canada, and was formerly managing editor of The Walrus.


Penny Caldwell is the publisher and former editor-in-chief of Cottage Life magazine.


Robert Capps is head of editorial at WIRED, where he oversees editorial for all platforms, including the magazine, WIRED.com, and live events. In his 11-year career at WIRED he has garnered 12 National Magazine Award nominations, spearheaded the programing for multiple live events, including the WIRED Business Conference, the WIRED Data | Life health conference, and the WIRED x Design creativity retreat.



Dawn Chafe is an award-winning writer, accomplished interviewer, sharp editor and dedicated researcher. For the past 18 years, Dawn has been Executive Editor of Atlantic Canada’s most award-winning and largest circulation business magazine: Atlantic Business Magazine. Her tenure has been dedicated to the continuous improvement of the publication and the publishing industry, particularly with regards to an uncompromising editorial standard.


Violaine Charest-Sigouin écrit pour des magazines depuis plus de 10 ans. Elle a notamment été responsable des sections reportages et culture de ELLE QUÉBEC, rédactrice principale de Châtelaine, rédactrice en chef d’un magazine de voyage, adjointe à la rédaction d’enRoute, en plus de collaborer à de nombreuses publications dont Ciné-Bulles, Coup de pouce, Loulou, magazine Mercedes-Benz, Nouveau Projet et Voir.



Ava Chisling is a media lawyer who counsels creative-types, from Oscar winners and publishers to graphic designers and bloggers. She is also an award-winning editor who writes mostly about pop culture/technology and the law — and sometimes creates ad campaigns and social media copy for a number of well-known brands.


Wayde Compton is the author of books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and the editor of two anthologies. Three of his books ¾ The Outer Harbour (Arsenal Pulp, 2014), After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region (Arsenal Pulp, 2010), and The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (Anvil-SFU Public Square, 2015) ¾ were finalists for the City of Vancouver Book Award, and the former won in 2015. His book 49th Parallel Psalm (Arsenal Pulp, 1999) was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Prize. Compton is the associate director of Creative Writing in Continuing Studies at Simon Fraser University, where he administrates the Writer’s Studio.


David Curcurito is founder and partner of Works Well With Others Design Group. Created in 2016 with his wife and fellow creative director Jessica Musumeci, Works Well With Others is a NYC based studio creating strategy and design across all platforms. Creating brand identities, commercials, websites, apps, films, magazines, books or anything else that presents a creative challenge.


Claire Dawson is a graphic designer, creative director, and co-founder of Underline Studio. Claire’s work has been widely published and honoured with awards from the most distinguished national and international competitions, among them D&AD, the Society of Publication Designers (NY) and the Art Director’s Club (NY). Before co-founding Underline, she received acclaim while working as a creative director at Concrete Design Communications. Claire’s writing on design has been published by Applied Arts and she has curated panels for Canada’s largest design conference, Design Thinkers.


Kevin Delaney is the editor-in-chief of Quartz, a digital business publication of Atlantic Media, and was previously the managing editor of WSJ.com, the Wall Street Journal’s website.


Antonio de Luca is an art director at The New York Times. He is also co-publisher and art director of Self Publish, Be Happy. He was previously the creative director of The Walrus.


Cherie Dimaline is the author of the novels Red Rooms, The Girl Who Grew A Galaxy, and, most recently the collection of short stories titled A Gentle Habit. In addition to writing, Cherie has edited numerous publications including Spirit, FNH and Muskrat magazines. Cherie was named the 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year – Ontario Premier’s Award, and was named the first Writer in Residence of Aboriginal Literature for the Toronto Public Library.


Journaliste indépendant, Simon Diotte prête sa plume à une multitude de publications, dont L’actualité, Les Affaires Plus et Coup de pouce. Il est aussi rédacteur en chef d’Oxygène, un magazine de plein air.


Gillian Dobias launched Monocle Films for Monocle magazine and has directed video and radio productions for CBC’s The Journal, PrimeTime News, On The Arts and Fashion File, as well as for the BBC.


Tim Edwards is Senior Editor of Up Here magazine in Yellowknife.


Byron Eggenschwiler is a 6-time National Magazine Award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, GQ, Canadian Business, The Walrus, Quill & Quire and many other publications.


Dawn Emery spent 10 years as editor at HELLO! Online where her roles included Features Director on the launch of HELLO! Fashion Monthly, and commissioning editor on the weekly magazine. Her celebrity interviewees have included Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, P.Diddy, Andrea Bocelli, Katherine Heigl and the Kardashian clan (klan). Prior to HELLO!, she edited two travel-based magazines before working as a freelancer in London and Sydney. She’s written for publications including Marie Claire, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, House & Garden and various newspaper supplements.



Reanna Evoy is the brand creative director at Kit and Ace and was previously the art director of enRoute magazine.


Todd Falkowsky is the publisher of The Canadian Design Resource, the main connector and exporter of brand Canada, and the founder and creative director of Citizen Brand and Motherbrand. He is also a professor of architecture at the Politecnico in Milan, Italy.


Colin Faulkner is an award-winning studio photographer whose work has been published in Chatelaine, Toronto Life, Azure and other publications and clients.



Max Fawcett is a freelance journalist and has been the editor-in-chief at Alberta Oil magazine and Vancouver Magazine.


Dominique Forget est reporter à l’émission Découverte sur les ondes d’ICI Radio-Canada télé. Elle est également chroniqueuse santé au magazine L’actualité. Elle a collaboré à de nombreux magazines au cours de sa carrière, dont Québec Science. Elle siège au conseil d’administration de la Fédération mondiale des journalistes scientifiques.


Julie Fortier travaille dans les médias depuis maintenant 18 ans. Après avoir travaillé plusieurs années en télévision à la recherche et en information, elle a transité ensuite vers le milieu du web notamment au sein de l’équipe de PasseportSanté.net. Actuellement responsable éditoriale pour Naître et grandir, elle encadre l’équipe de rédaction dans la production de contenu sur les différentes plateformes (magazine, web, infolettre et médias sociaux). Au fil des années, elle a aussi publié plusieurs nouvelles et billets de blogue.


Jane Francisco is the editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping at Hearst Magazines, and was previously editor-in-chief of Chatelaine, Style and Home, and Glow Magazine.



Zsuzsi Gartner is the author of the acclaimed story collection All the Anxious Girls on Earth, and editor of Darwin’s Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow. Her second book, Better Living through Plastic Explosives, was a Giller Prize finalist. She won her most recent National Magazine Award for Fiction in 2016.


Jim Gifford is Editorial Director, Non-Fiction, at HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (Canada). Over his twenty years as a non-fiction editor, he has published a number of bestselling and award-winning titles by Canadian and international authors, including Linden MacIntyre, Peter C. Newman, Jacquie McNish, Tim Flannery, and Lloyd Robertson, among many others. He lives and works in Toronto.


Curtis Gillespie is a 7-time National Magazine Award winner and the Editor-in-Chief of Eighteen Bridges magazine. He is the author of four books, including the memoir Playing Through: A Year of Life and Links Along the Scottish Coast, and the novel Crown Shyness.


Alex Gillis is a veteran author and journalist and teaches at the Ryerson University School of Journalism.


Arnaud Granata dirige le média spécialisé Infopresse qui couvre le monde du marketing, de la publicité et des médias au Québec ou il y a débuté comme recherchiste 10 ans plus tôt. Il anime débats, tables rondes et entrevues et il commente aussi l’actualité des marques et des médias à l’émission Medium Large à Ici Radio-Canada Première. On le voit régulièrement à la télé pour parler pub, consommation, médias et tendances (TVA, RDI, ICI Télé). Son dernier livre, Le pouvoir de l’échec a été publié en septembre 2016. Arnaud a également écrit avec Stéphane Mailhiot le livre Tout ce que les publicitaires ne vous disent pas, publié en avril 2015 aux Éditions La Presse. Il est le concepteur et le journaliste de la série documentaire 30 secondes pour changer le monde à Télé-Québec qui explore douze causes sociétales et leurs enjeux de communications.


Lisa Gregoire is a National Magazine award-winning journalist, the managing editor of Nunatsiaq News and a contributing editor at Eighteen Bridges. She lives in Ottawa with her husband and their twin daughters.


Danielle Groen is a National Magazine Award-winning writer whose work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Grid, The Walrus, Flare, and Report on Business. She was formerly the Features Editor at Chatelaine.



Dale Hrabi is an author, creative director and currently editor of Off Duty at the Wall Street Journal.


Marni Jackson is the former Rogers Chair of the Literary Journalism program at the Banff Centre, where she is on the faculty of the Mountain and Wilderness Writing program. She has won numerous National Magazine Awards, and her debut novel, Don’t I Know You? (Flatiron Books), made both Globe and CBC Best Books of 2016 lists.


Laurie Jennings is the Deputy Editor of Good Housekeeping in New York and previously Executive Editor and Health Director at Chatelaine. She has also been an editor at House & Home and Wish, and is a former Vice President of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.


Né à Montréal, Emmanuel Kattan est directeur du British Council à New York. Il a étudié la philosophie à l’Université de Montréal et à Oxford, en tant que boursier Rhodes, et obtenu son doctorat à l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales à Paris. Il partage sa vie entre l’écriture et les relations culturelles. Il est l’auteur de trois romans parus aux Éditions Boréal : Nous seuls (2008), Les Lignes de désir (2012) et Le portrait de la reine (2013). Il collabore régulièrement à l’émission Plus on est de fous, plus on lit, diffusée à la Première chaîne de Radio-Canada.


Jeremy Keehn is the features editor at Bloomberg Business Week, and was previously the editor of NewYorker.com, digital director of Harper’s, and senior editor at The Walrus.



Jacqueline Kovacs has been an editor and writer for more than 25 years, including 13 years at Today’s Parent magazine. Currently, she is editor-in-chief for Metroland Media’s lifestyle magazines in York Region and Simcoe County.


Laurie Kratochvil is a photography dealer and appraiser, as well as a consultant on visual projects that include magazines, books, the internet and film. She began her career at the Los Angeles Times as a photography editor, spent 12 years as photo editor at Rolling Stone Magazine, and has also worked with In Style Magazine, Self, O the Oprah Magazine, Bloomberg Personal, Men’s Health and Essence.



Anita Kunz is a National Magazine Award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, TIME, The Walrus, Saturday Night, Toronto Life and other magazines.


Christine Lanthier est la rédactrice en chef du magazine Esquisses, publié par l’Ordre des architectes du Québec. Elle assure également la présence de l’organisme sur les réseaux sociaux. Auparavant, elle a coordonné de nombreux projets d’édition chez Jobboom, pour l’imprimé, le Web et les tablettes.


Claudia Larochelle est auteure (Les bonnes filles plantent des fleurs au printemps, Les îles Canaries, Je veux une maison faite de sorties de secours – Réflexions sur la vie et l’oeuvre de Nelly Arcan, La doudou qui ne sentait pas bon, etc.) et journaliste indépendante spécialisée en culture et société. Elle a animé pendant quatre saisons l’émission LIRE sur ICI ARTV et elle reprend le flambeau en animant le webmagazine LIRE, dont le club de lecture en ligne compte plusieurs milliers d’abonnés. Elle est chroniqueuse sur ICI Radio-Canada radio et télé, entre autres à l’émission Marina et les vendredis en direct avec Patrice Roy au TJ 18h. On peut la suivre sur Facebook et Twitter : @clolarochelle. (Crédit photo : Maude Chauvin)



Sonja Larsen is the author of Red Star Tattoo: My Life as a Girl Revolutionary, which was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.


Stéphane Lauer est correspondant du Monde à New York depuis 2013. Diplômé du Centre d’Enseignement du Journalisme de Strasbourg (CUEJ) et de l’Institut des Études Politiques de Toulouse, il a participé à la création de la radio BFM avant d’entrer au Monde en 1994. Journaliste au service économie du journal, il prend la tête de ce service en 2008 avant de devenir éditorialiste en 2011.


Jean-François Légaré is the editor-in-chief of Air Canada enRoute magazine.



Käthe Lemon is the editor of Avenue, Calgary’s city lifestyle magazine, and the editorial director for RedPoint Media. She taught communications history at Athabasca University for five years and is also the president of the Amber Webb-Bowerman Memorial Foundation, which provides scholarships and awards to young writers and journalism students.


Roger LeMoyne is a National Magazine Award-winning photojournalist whose work has appeared in The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Canadian Business, Canadian Geographic and other magazines.


Gilbert Li is Principal of the creative studio The Office of Gilbert Li, a graphic design studio who works with discerning cultural organizations, publishers, educational institutions, non-profits and creative entrepreneurs. His work has won top North American design awards and has been featured in leading industry publications. He is a professional member of RGD Ontario and on The Advertising and Design Club of Canada’s Board of Directors.



Jeromy Lloyd has been a trade journalist for more than 10 years, primarily covering Canada’s media and marketing industries. As Marketing Magazine‘s managing editor, he helped lead the editorial team honoured by the Kenneth R Wilson Awards as the 2016 Magazine of the Year. His current role is Digital Editor at Brunico Communications, overseeing daily news operations for Strategy Online, Media In Canada and their affiliated brands.


Gil Martinez is a graphic designer and creative director at TC Media.


Hélène Matteau exerce depuis toujours dans le domaine des communications, et plus particulièrement du journalisme, à la télé, à la radio et l’écrit. Elle a travaillé 25 ans à la direction de magazines.



David McGimpsey was the winner of the 2016 National Magazine Award for Poetry and is the author of four books of short fiction and poetry, including L’il Bastard, which was nominated for the Governor General’s Award.


Stacey McLachlan is Executive Editor of Western Living and Vancouver magazines, and an award-winning feature writer.


Marci McDonald is an 8-time National Magazine Award winner whose work has appeared in Toronto Life, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic and other publications, and was formerly the Washington Bureau Chief for Maclean’s. She is the author of The Armageddon Factor: the Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada, and Yankee Doodle Dandy: Brian Mulroney and the American Agenda.



Peter McNeill is the national director of KPMG Enterprise and a marketing executive with over twenty years of experience providing leadership and strategy to both start-ups and major Fortune 500 brands.


David Michon is an editorial and creative consultant and a print and radio journalist based in London, UK. He was previously an editor at Monocle, Winkreative and Icon magazine.



Anna Minzhulina is a National Magazine Award winner who was Creative Director of Maisonneuve for 10 years.


Stéphane Monnet is creative director and principal of the award-winning design firm Monnet Design.


John Montgomery is a freelance art director and graphic designer whose work has graced Taddle Creek, Canadian Business, MoneySense and other publications.


Alison Motluk is a Toronto-based freelance journalist who works in print and radio. She has won 4 National Magazine Awards for her work in Maisonneuve and The Walrus.



Chris Nicholls has won a record 20 National Magazine Awards for his photography in Toronto Life, Flare, Fashion, WeddingBells and other magazines.


Frédéric Nicoloff est journaliste à la radio et à la télévision de Radio- Canada depuis 1978. Il a animé plusieurs émissions d’affaires publiques et a reçu un prix Judith-Jasmin.


Emily Nussbaum is the television critic for The New Yorker, and in 2016 won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. Previously, she worked at New York for seven years, editing the Culture Pages (and creating the Approval Matrix) and writing both features and criticism.


Après des études de littérature et de sociologie politique, Judith Oliver s’est tournée vers le journalisme. Elle est aujourd’hui la rédactrice en chef adjointe du magazine primé Nouveau Projet.


Katrina Onstad’s best-selling second novel, Everybody Has Everything, has been published in several countries and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Toronto Book Award. Her non-fiction writing on culture high and low has appeared in publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Toronto Life and Elle. Katrina is a multiple National Magazine Award winner and received a Best Columnist nomination for her work in Chatelaine.


Evan Osenton is the editor of Alberta Views. Founded in 1997, Alberta Views provides information and fresh perspectives on the politics, social issues and culture of Alberta, and was Canada’s Magazine of the Year at the 2009 NMAs.


Janice Paskey is a professor of journalism at Mt. Royal University in Calgary, and past editor of Avenue magazine and the McGill University alumni magazine in Montreal. Over the course of her career, she has served as Canadian Correspondent for The Chronicle of Higher Education, web producer for CTV Calgary, Executive Director of Communications for the University of Calgary Development Office, and Manager of Communications for Development and Alumni at McGill.


Fidel Peña is a graphic designer, creative director and the co-founder of Underline Studio. His work has received numerous accolades from across Canada, the US and Europe, including from D&AD (UK), the ADCC and the Type Directors Club (NY). He has taught editorial design at OCAD University and lectured on design topics in Europe, North America and Latin America.


Catherine Perreault-Lessard is an independent journalist ( News , Reader's Digest , Chatelaine , La Presse ). Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the French and English versions of Ricardo magazine . She has also been the editor of Urbania magazine for many years.



Philip Preville is a National Magazine Award-winning writer whose work as appeared in Cottage Life, Toronto Life, Canadian Business and many other publications.


Jean-Francois Proulx is the creative director of Nouveau Projet and of the design studio Balistique. He has won 3 National Magazine Awards.


Mark Pupo is the VP of content marketing for the software company Top Hat and the restaurant critic for Toronto Life. He’s served as features editor at Toronto Life and Saturday Night.


Shannon Proudfoot is a 3-time National Magazine Award-winning journalist and an Ottawa-based writer covering politics and public policy for Maclean’s. Her work as also been featured in Sportsnet and The Walrus. She loves writing people-focused narratives and bringing academic research into real life.



Sina Queyras is the author most recently of the poetry collection MxT (Coach House 2014) which received the QWF Award for poetry, the Pat Lowther Award, and the ReLit award for poetry. Expressway (Coach House 2009) was nominated for a Governor General’s Award and a selection from that book won Gold in the National Magazine Awards. Lemon Hound (Coach House 2006) won a Lambda Award and the Pat Lowther Award. She is also the author of the novel Autobiography of Childhood (2011) a finalist for the Amazon First Novel award. Her latest collection of poetry, My Ariel, is forthcoming. She lives in Montreal.


Christina Reynolds is an award-winning writer and editor. She was formerly the executive editor of ELLE Canada and the editor-in-chief of city magazine CalgaryInc. She’s also worked as a news/current events producer for CTV, an associate producer at the Business News Network, the editor-in-chief of city business magazine CalgaryInc and as a business writer and copy editor at The Calgary Herald.


Molly Roberts is senior photography editor at National Geographic.


Jessica Rose is the art director of Wallpaper at TIME Inc, based in London, UK. Previously she was the art director at The Sunday Times and Toronto Life.


Jean-Nicolas Saucier, actuel rédacteur en chef d’Afrique Expansion Magazine, est actif dans l’univers médiatique depuis 20 ans. Il a sévi sur toutes les tribunes, du magazine à la radiodiffusion, de la presse écrite au domaine Web. Il est passé par l’hebdomadaire culturel Voir, la Société Radio-Canada, le site Canoë de l’Agence QMI où il était en charge de la section Actualité, en plus de diverses collaborations magazines, dont L’actualité plus récemment.



D.B. Scott is the President of Impresa Communications Limited, publisher of Canadian Magazines blog, and a magazine and media consultant, writer, teacher, market researcher, publisher and editor.


Susan Scott is the nonfiction editor at The New Quarterly (TNQ) and associate creative director of the Wild Writers Literary Festival. She has taught at Wilfrid Laurier University and St Jerome’s University, and continues annually at Write on the French River Creative Writing Retreat.


Leanne Shapton is an artist, illustrator, author and publisher based in New York City. She is the co-founder, with photographer Jason Fulford, of J&L Books, an internationally-distributed not-for-profit imprint specializing in art and photography books. She was previously the art director of The New York Times Op-Ed page, and currently contributes to the New York Times Magazine, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and the New Yorker. She is the creator of over ten books, most recently the children’s book Toys Talking; Women In Clothes, with Sheila Heti and Heidi Julavits, about how women dress; Sunday Night Movies, a book of paintings made from movie stills; and Swimming Studies, winner of the National Book Critic’s Circle Award for autobiography and long listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.



Barbara Solowan is an instructor at the Ontario College of Art & Design, the owner Berlin Studio, and the creative director of Canadian Art. She has won 6 National Magazine Awards for art direction.


Danielle Stanton est journaliste depuis plus de 20 ans. Elle a signé plus d’une centaine d’articles (reportages, portraits, dossiers…) touchant aussi bien la culture que les tendances sociales émergentes ou la science dans de nombreux magazines au Québec (L’actualité, Elle Québec, La Gazette des femmes, Sélection du Reader’s Digest…) et ailleurs (L’EXPRESS).


Adam Sternbergh is a contributing editor at New York magazine and Vulture, and the former culture editor of The New York Times Magazine. His first novel, Shovel Ready, is a future-noir thriller about a garbageman-turned-hitman set in a dystopian New York City.


John Swansburg is the Deputy Editor of Slate.com and former editor at The Boston Globe and The New York Times.


Directrice principale de l’Information de La Presse, responsable des contenus «soft news», Mélanie Thivierge est arrivée à La Presse en 2012 afin de développer une section quotidienne de type Style de vie exclusive à La Presse+. Auparavant, elle a évolué pendant plus de 10 ans dans l’univers des magazines grand public, notamment chez Châtelaine et Coup de pouce où elle a été tour à tour rédactrice en chef, directrice éditoriale et éditrice adjointe.


Kelly Toughill is associate professor and director of the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College. Prior to climbing the ivory tower, she toiled at The Toronto Star and other North American newspapers as a writer and editor. She is a recipient of a National Newspaper Award and a Canadian Association of Journalists Award.


Journaliste indépendante, Mylène Tremblay s’intéresse à tout ce qui touche les phénomènes de société – famille, éducation, condition des femmes, culture. En 2010, elle a remporté le prix de la meilleure interview aux Grands Prix des magazines du Québec. En 2015, son reportage sur les enfants intersexués, publié dans Châtelaine, lui a valu le Prix du magazine canadien et a fait l’objet d’un documentaire, Ni fille ni garçon, diffusé à l’automne 2016 à Télé-Québec.


Stephen Trumper is an instructor at Ryerson’s School of Journalism and serves on the board of the Canadian Abilities Foundation, publisher of Abilities Magazine, for which he writes the back-page column. He is the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Achievement award from the NMAF.



Emily Urquhart is a folklorist and National Magazine Award-winning writer, and is the author of Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family and the Mystery of our Hidden Genes.


Jennifer Varkonyi is the publisher of Maisonneuve, Canada’s reigning Magazine of the Year.


Lauréate du Prix Judith-Jasmin, Anne-Marie Voisard est une journaliste retraitée du quotidien Le Soleil de Québec.



Derek Webster is a freelance writer and editor, and founding publisher and editor-in-chief of Maisonneuve.


Bruce Weir is the editor-in-chief of Swerve magazine.


Shelley Youngblut is the General Director of Wordfest, Calgary’s festival of readers, writers and artists. Previously she was the Western Editor of the Globe and Mail, features editor at ESPN the Magazine, and founding editor of Swerve, the Calgary Herald’s award-winning weekly magazine.