Ruth Walker

Fiction Writer, Poet

17 Langmaid Court
Whitby, Ontario L1N 6M7
Phone: 
905-728-7823

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 & Prizes

Fiction

Anthology:
Cadenza (John Ravenscroft, 2004)
Journals:
Elan, a Regina Weese Collection
,

Poetry

Anthologies:
Nothing But Red (Lulu.com, 2009)
,
Book of Thighs (DKM Publishing, 2008)
,
Handprints on the Future (Hidden Brook Press, 2003)
,
Oval Victory (Hidden Brook Press, 2002)
Chapbook:
One Ticket Five Rides (Whirling Dervish Press, 2003)
Journals:
Chapman
,
Contemporary Verse 2
,
Jones Av.
,
Literary Mama
,
Prairie Fire
,
River King Poetry Supplement
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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Toronto
Canada
Raised in: 
Toronto
Canada
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Last update: Mar 24, 2011