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First Name Ruth
Last Name Walker
Member Since June 25, 2013
Company Writescape
Pen Name
Branch Affiliation Member at Large (no branch affiliation)
Website www.writescape.ca
Blog www.ruthewalker.ca
Twitter @imruthwalker
Bio Ruth E. Walker is the author of the novel "Living Underground", a semi-finalist in the Chapters | Robertson Davies manuscript competition, and published by Seraphim Editions. Since 1996, when her first submission of fiction won Canadian Living magazine’s short story contest, she has been like the proverbial "kid in a candy store", stretching her narrative voice into many forms and genres. She is the award-winning author of fiction, plays, and poetry appearing widely in publications across Canada, in the US and the UK. Ruth was also a founding editor for the literary journal, LICHEN and is a creative writer instructor with Writescape, offering retreats and workshops throughout Ontario. Ruth lives and writes in her Oshawa home and at her cottage in Haliburton, Ontario.
Publications "Living Underground" (2012) Seraphim Editions, now in 2nd printing. Fiction. "Inspiration Station" (2010) Piquant Press. Non-fiction
Other Memberships The Writers' Union of Canada The Writers' Community of Durham Region Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs
Awards 2015 Ontario Arts Council $12,000 Works in Progress grant 2015 Driftwood Theatre Group, a selected playwright at juried play-creation festival, Trafalgar 24 2011 The Writers' Community of Durham Region,WCDR Scholarship $500 2010 Ontario Arts Council $1,500 Works in Progress grant 2010 Sage Hill Writing Experience $500 bursary 2008 Stone Circle Theatre selected as Playwright in Development
Contests 2014 Muskoka Novel Marathon Young Adult manuscript first place 2013 Writers' Community of York Region, Poetry and Roses contest first place 2011 Great Canadian Haiku contest anthology 2011 Montreal Poetry Prize longlist 2011 Writers' Digest Poetic Asides, 5th place 2008 Banff Centre/Bliss Carman Award 3rd place 2003 Larry Turner Award for non-fiction first place 2001 Trent University Ghost Story contest first place 1996 "Canadian Living" short story first place
Genres Drama, Educational, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction, Freelance, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Nonfiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Scriptwriting, Self Help, Short Stories, Speculative, Young Adult
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Book Reviews, Copywriting, Corporate Writing, Editing, Freelance Writing, Ghostwriting, Manuscript Reading & Consultation, Promotional Copy, Scriptwriting & Screenwriting, Web Content