Wearing Tiaras: new essay on fairy tales & feminism up on All Lit Up Canada

I’ve got a new essay on fairy tales and feminism up on All Lit Canada. In it I tell all of you to read Amanda Leduc’s excellent book on fairy tales, disability, and making space… and quietly hope you’ll also read my book on fairy tales, contemporary rape culture, love and healing. I also tellContinue reading “Wearing Tiaras: new essay on fairy tales & feminism up on All Lit Up Canada”

The Brightest Thing reviewed in The Ormsby Review

My book, The Brightest Thing, gets a lovely review by Myshara Herbert-McMyn of The Ormsby Review. You can follow the link to read the entire review. “By using the princess’s silenced voices, Daniell gives the nameless young woman a voice more powerful than the suffocating prince in the tales … She also shows us theContinue reading “The Brightest Thing reviewed in The Ormsby Review”

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

Ruth Daniell interviewed by Rob Taylor for Read Local BC

I’m (re-)posting this interview that Rob Taylor did with me at the end of April as part of National Poetry Month. It was published with Read Local BC, but I must confess that I did not do much to spread the word about it at the time–because it was published the day that Henry wasContinue reading “Ruth Daniell interviewed by Rob Taylor for Read Local BC”

The art of writing with Ruth Daniell and talking about strawberries all the time

Oh, you know me, someone asks me about my writing and I respond by asking really easy questions like, “how do we love each other, and love each other well, in a world that’s damaged?” Thanks to Malcolm Curtis of talking about strawberries all the time for taking the time out of his strawberry timeContinue reading “The art of writing with Ruth Daniell and talking about strawberries all the time”

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”

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”