Ruth Daniell in Vancouver March 2019 for launch of The Brightest Thing and the Growing Room Festival

Hi, friends! Just a reminder that I’m going to be in Vancouver all this week, ready to talk poetry, process, fairy tales, feminism, and the joys and pitfalls of searching for happily ever after. On March 14, I’m throwing the Vancouver launch of The Brightest Thing, and I’m super excited about this event: Vancouver isContinue reading “Ruth Daniell in Vancouver March 2019 for launch of The Brightest Thing and the Growing Room Festival”

Edmonton launch March 3, 2019 of The Brightest Thing was full of intelligent conversation about fairy tales and feminism

On Sunday, March 3, I had the pleasure of doing the Edmonton launch of The Brightest Thing. We had a wonderful, intimate conversation about fairy tales, fictional and real-life horrors, love, and what feminism and “strong female characters” mean today. My thanks to everyone who braved the cold to join us for a cozy SundayContinue reading “Edmonton launch March 3, 2019 of The Brightest Thing was full of intelligent conversation about fairy tales and feminism”

The Brightest Thing book launch February 27, 2019 in Prince George was a magical time

I had a great hometown turn-out for The Brightest Thing launch. I will always love Prince George–it’s where I grew up, and it has proper, snowy winters–and it was very special that my first public reading of this book was in the city where everything started for me. The book launch itself was held onContinue reading “The Brightest Thing book launch February 27, 2019 in Prince George was a magical time”

Ruth Daniell coming to Prince George to launch debut poetry collection The Brightest Thing, February 27

Prince George! My beloved hometown! I’m coming to YOU to share my book, The Brightest Thing. Please come and celebrate with me next Wednesday, February 27, 7pm, at Cafe Voltaire. Everyone is welcome–please bring your family and friends, and spread the word! I’m looking forward to saying hi to so many of you! Here’s theContinue reading “Ruth Daniell coming to Prince George to launch debut poetry collection The Brightest Thing, February 27”

Read Local BC says: Snuggle up with a good book this Valentine’s Day

Oh, how lovely—my book, The Brightest Thing (available for purchase now!), gets a generous shout-out this week by Read Local BC as one of their recommended reads. Be sure to check out their recommended books; many of them were already on my “to read” list! The Brightest Thing is definitely appropriate reading for Valentine’s DayContinue reading “Read Local BC says: Snuggle up with a good book this Valentine’s Day”

Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival forthcoming March 2019 in Vancouver

I’m pleased to officially announce that I’ll be a panelist/workshop leader/performer at Growing Room 2019! I’ll be sharing work from my new poetry book, The Brightest Thing, out very soon with Caitlin Press. Growing Room is an awesome festival and this year’s events are going to be particularly wonderful. Room Magazine has put together an amazing lineup andContinue reading “Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival forthcoming March 2019 in Vancouver”

Two New Poems in Talking about Strawberries All the Time

I have two new poems up in the inaugural issue of Talking About Strawberries All the Time. Have a read, if you like! The poems, “Today I can’t be sad” and “August 27:” are from my current working manuscript (entitled Dear bird,). My thanks to editor Malcom Curtis for the publication. Keep watching for updates about myContinue reading “Two New Poems in Talking about Strawberries All the Time”

The Brightest Thing forthcoming early 2019 with Caitlin Press

  I’m excited to announce that my first book of poetry, The Brightest Thing, is forthcoming early next year with Caitlin Press (and it has a beautiful fairy tale cover)! Read all about it on the publisher’s online catalogue. And stay tuned for launch party details–I can’t wait to share this book with you!

Book launch for GUSH June 20 in Vernon

The Okanagan launch for GUSH: Menstrual Manifestos for Our Times (Frontenac Press) is being held at the Caetani Culture Centre in Vernon, BC on June 20, 2018 at 7pm. I’ll be there–I hope to see you!

GUSH anthology forthcoming from Frontenac House

Check it out! Gush, an anthology about menstruation forthcoming from Frontenac House, is soon to be released! I’m thrilled to be a contributor.