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Ruth Walker

Author's Bio

Writer, poet, editor and creative writing instructor, Ruth E. Walker started her writing career at age 40. Published in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., including Utne Reader online, Prairie Fire, CV2 and Chapman. For nearly 10 years, she was a founding editor for LICHEN Arts & Letters Preview. An artist in residence with the local school board, she works occasionally with at-risk students. She is like the proverbial child in a candy shop: so amazed by everything on offer, she can't stop writing. She discovered she loves to teach creative writing and now organizes writing retreats and workshops through Writescape www.writescape.ca for writers at all levels. A senior writer and editor for the provincial government, Ruth also offers freelance ms editing. www.ruthewalker.wordpress.com

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
One Ticket Five Rides (Whirling Dervish Press, 2003)
Anthologies:
Nothing But Red (Lulu.com, 2009), Book of Thighs (DKM Publishing, 2008), Cadenza (John Ravenscroft, 2004), Handprints on the Future (Hidden Brook Press, 2003), Oval Victory (Hidden Brook Press, 2002)
Journals:
Chapman, Contemporary Verse 2, Elan, a Regina Weese Collection, Geist, Jones Av., Literary Mama, Prairie Fire, River King Poetry Supplement
Prizes:
Selected prizes include H.M. in "Geist" magazine's 2010 Literary Literal Postcard story 3rd Pl. 2008 "Banff Centre/Bliss Carman Poetry Award 1st Pl. 1996 "Canadian Living" short story contest Grants awarded include an Ontario Arts Council Grant in 2010 and a 2011 WCDR Scholarship grant from The Writers' Community of Durham Region.

Ruth Walker Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis, Join the Revolution Comrade by Charles Foran
Favorite Books:
Jane Eyre, Three Day Road, A Good Man is Hard to Find, As I Lay Dying, Huckleberry Finn, Alias Grace, A Christmas Carol, The Dreamer Awakes, The Collected Poetry of Octavia Paz, The complete works of William Shakespeare.
Favorite Authors:
Charlotte Bronte, Joseph Boyden, Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, Mark Twain, Margaret Atwood, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare.

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Listing last updated: March 24, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Toronto
Raised in:
Toronto

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