Alana Dunlop


Alana Dunlop is a writer, self-proclaimed Montrealer (raised in Ontario), and a Libra. She is proud to have been a member of Mcsway for 4 years-- first as a Project Lead, and for the past 2 years she has led the team as President. Her creative work has appeared in Open Book Magazine and PACE Magazine, and her poetry chapbook Another Language to Lie In is available on Amazon. Though writing is her preferred art form, Alana is also into documentary film-making and photography. 


Amanda Ventrudo

VP Communications

Amanda Ventrudo studies Psychology and Political Science at McGill University, writes poems that don't quite make sense, and tries her best to go to bed early. 


Lakshmi Roy

VP Finance

Lakshmi Roy strives to use Mcsway's platform to amplify her big voice despite being a rather small person. She fell in love with spoken word when given a high school poetry assignment, and is grateful to now have the opportunity to repurpose her passion for the art at McGill.  

The Mcsway Team


Holly Wethey

VP External

Holly Wethey is studying Honours English Literature and is the VP External of Mcsway Poetry Collective. She is especially interested in literary publications and is a founding editor of The Imagist Literary Magazine, an editorial board member at The Fiddlehead and an assistant editor for ​The /tƐmz/ Review . Her poems have been published in Yolk, The VEG, The McGill Tribune and F Word.

Jasmine Zhang

VP Internal

Jasmine Zhang studies Honours Physics at McGill University. She writes poems in her phone notes sometimes. 

Zeina Jhaish

Project Lead

Zeina Jhaish is a Palestinian-Canadian poet and educator. She has been a Project Lead with Mcsway for 3 years. She is an Education major minoring in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. You can find her work published with Unootha Magazine, the Ghassan Kanafani Scholarship, and the McGill Tribune. When she is not editing poetry or working, she can be found on an airplane or by the beach.