Ruth Walker

17 Langmaid Court
Whitby, Ontario L1N 6M7

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 for writers at all levels. A senior writer and editor for the provincial government, Ruth also offers freelance ms editing.

Publications and Prizes

Book of Thighs
(DKM Publishing, 2008)
, Cadenza
(John Ravenscroft, 2004)
, Handprints on the Future
(Hidden Brook Press, 2003)
, Nothing But Red
(, 2009)
, Oval Victory
(Hidden Brook Press, 2002)
Chapman, Contemporary Verse 2, Elan, a Regina Weese Collection, Geist, Jones Av., Literary Mama, Prairie Fire, River King Poetry Supplement
One Ticket Five Rides
(Whirling Dervish Press, 2003)
Prizes Won: 
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.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
Join the Revolution Comrade by Charles Foran

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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Born in: 
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Last updated: Mar 24, 2011