Friday, August 26, 2011

Youngblut leaving Swerve

After connecting with Shelley, she let me know that she'll be wrapping up at Swerve in the next few days, then taking a few weeks off before starting up at The Globe on Sept. 26. After seven years, she felt it was time to make a change. "I really want to get back to writing," she said. In the meantime, Bruce Weir will be acting editor until the position is officially filled; it would make the most sense for it still to be Bruce when it's official! We shall see. Here's hoping Swerve doesn't get swallowed up in The Herald's special publications black hole without Shelley around to champion it.


A news bite to round out the week: some pretty big news in the Alberta mags world, actually. Shelley Youngblut, editor of the Calgary Herald's weekly supplement Swerve, recently announced that she is leaving her position to go to The Globe and Mail. This probably comes as a surprise to many, since Swerve is, in fact, Shelley's brainchild, which she pitched to the Herald and launched in 2004. I'm hoping to get the full story when I see her tomorrow at the Sugar Bowl. In the meantime, have a read of more details on D.B.'s blog.

Colleen Seto, AMPA Blogger-in-Residence