RETREAT IN MOOSE FACTORY August 24 and 25, Ruth is at the first-ever Moose Factory Writers’ Retreat: Your Words, Your Way, delivering a full-day workshop. Historical presentations, cultural exchanges and hands-on writing exercises and activities. An exceptional opportunity to explore your craft in an indigenous community. Celebrate Canada150 by gaining new insights on our country’s history.
WORKSHOP. June 17, 2017, Ruth joins Dorothea Helms for another offering of their popular Write to Win workshop. Two contest-winning, contest-judging and contest-organizing writing instructors share tips, resources and hands-on exercises. Come prepared to write and win. Minden Public Library from 10:30 to 4:30.
RADIO INTERVIEW. On April 6, 2017, Ruth was a guest on Story Lines with Christine Cowley, on Hunters Bay Radio, in Huntsville, Ontario.
RADIO INTERVIEW. Ruth was a recent guest on “Word on the Hills” radio program, at Northumberland 89.7 FM in Cobourg, Ontario. Although the show has aired, it can still be heard online here. (Mar 2017)
GUEST HOST. At Whitby Public Library, Ruth interviewed Armando Lucas Correa about his new novel The German Girl. Correa is an American award-winning journalist and editor-in-chief of People en Español, the top-selling Hispanic magazine in the U.S. (Oct 2016)
Guest Facilitator. Ruth engaged with the members of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Writers’ Circle at a recent workshop. (Sept 2016)
BOOK CLUB VISIT. In London, Ontario, Ruth met the members of the local Red Hat Society book club to discuss her novel, Living Underground. Read her insights about meeting book clubs in “Book Club Confidential” at Writescape’s “Top Drawer”. (Spring 2016)
ONTARIO WRITERS CONFERENCE. Workshop facilitator at this year’s conference in Ajax, Ontario. (Apr 30 – May 1, 2016)
OAC GRANT. Ruth received a $12,000 Ontario Arts Council “Work in Progress” grant to continue writing her Young Adult novel, originally drafted at the 2014 Muskoka Novel Marathon. (Oct 2015)
RADIO INTERVIEW. With Terry Johnston on CKDO 107.7FM, Ruth discussed being “locked into a castle” to write a new play overnight at Driftwood Theatre’s “Trafalgar 24” event. The play was then staged the next evening. (Mar 2015)
SELECTED PLAYWRIGHT. Ruth was selected as one of the six 2015 playwrights for Driftwood Theatre’s annual 24-hour juried play creation festival, “Trafalgar 24”, in Whitby, Ontario. This premier arts event “locks” six playwrights overnight into an 1859 castle, where they write six new plays, which are then produced, staged, and judged the following evening. (Mar 2015)
WORKSHOP. Ruth facilitated “Putting Flesh on the Bones – Creating Believable Characters”, a workshop hosted by the Canadian Authors Association Muskoka. (Jan 2015)
READING. Ruth read in Toronto, hosted by Junction Reads. (Jan 2015)
For earlier news, visit the ARCHIVES page.