An award-winning writer, poet, editor and creative writing instructor, Ruth is a popular writing workshop and retreat facilitator. She co-founded LICHEN literary journal; has been an artist in residence for the Durham School Board; and co-owns Writescape, offering programs for writers at all levels. Her novel "Living Underground" is in second printing. She divides her time between her Highlands cottage on Drag River and Oshawa. Her literary CV is available at www.ruthewalker.ca
Literary Arts, Arts Education
Creative writing, including fiction, poetry and non-fiction.
Editor and mentor for developing writers, including substantive and copy editing skills.
Expertise in plain language and clear writing for effective communication.
Facilitation skills for broad audiences: from at-risk teens to seniors.
Public performances of poetry and selected fiction.
Experienced member on non-profit arts organization boards (The Writers' Community of Durham Region, Driftwood Theatre Group) and ongoing volunteer
Categories: Artist, Consultant, Business Owner/Operator, Teacher/Educator, Arts Business, Presenter
We acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), an agency of the Government of Ontario, which last year funded 1,737 individual artists and 1,095 organizations in 223 communities across Ontario for a total of $52.1 million.