The Brightest Thing in Ontario

This is one of my favourite photos taken of me in 2019 (you’d be right to guess that all my other favourites also feature Henry and/or his big sister Rose), and as this decade comes to a close I thought I’d share it. This is me wearing Henry (then 6 months old) onstage the mainContinue reading “The Brightest Thing in Ontario”

Upcoming event December 1 – Fairy Tales for the Winter with Ruth Daniell & Kerry Gilbert

Ruth Daniell to perform in Words Aloud Festival in Durham, Ontario November 2

I’m very pleased to say this BC-based poet is finally making it all the way to Ontario, and it’s for the Words Aloud Festival based in Durham. If you’re nearby, I do hope to see you there. I’ll be performing work from my book The Brightest Thing and travelling with my newest (won’t-take-a-bottle) baby. I’llContinue reading “Ruth Daniell to perform in Words Aloud Festival in Durham, Ontario November 2”

Ruth Daniell featured reader at forthcoming Victoria-based reading series, Planet Earth Poetry, March 22

This is a reminder to all my Victoria-based friends and fellow poetry lovers that I’m reading at Planet Earth Poetry this coming Friday, March 22. I’m especially pleased to be reading at Planet Earth Poetry because this long-standing reading series was the very same one that I regularly attended once upon a time when IContinue reading “Ruth Daniell featured reader at forthcoming Victoria-based reading series, Planet Earth Poetry, March 22”

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”