Ruth Daniell is an award-winning writer and a former professional bra-fit consultant who currently lives and writes in Vancouver, where she teaches speech arts and writing at the Bolton Academy of Spoken Arts. She is also the founder and organizer of a literary reading series called Swoon, which focuses on discovering new and innovative work about love and desire. She holds a BA (Honours) in English literature and writing from the University of Victoria and an MFA in creative writing fromthe University of British Columbia. Her poems and stories have appeared in journals across North America and online, including THE MALAHAT REVIEW, ROOM, GRAIN, CONTEMPORARY VERSE 2, PLENITUDE and ARC.
This week included fairy tales and feminism, B.C.'s Okanagan as a place of freedom and confinement, books for Pink Shirt Day, another Read Harder Challenge, and more.
It is winter 2012. I am walking across campus with fellow students from my poetry workshop to the bus loop, where I’ll catch a 99 back to the apartment with the leaky solarium I share with my partner. It’s a miserable day—cold, grey, with very little colour outside except ... Read more
National Poetry Month continues with four more rad women of poetry, discounts, and a fun quiz to test your knowledge!
This National Poetry Month we're shouting it out to all the rad women of poetry who write in all kinds of spaces and styles and explore all kinds of themes. Poetry Grrrowl is a raised fist and high-five to those women who make us better readers and thinkers. Join us here on ... Read more
This week we questioned irrational political decisions in the information age, played casting director, looked at the problem with the happily-ever-after narratives, and much more.
From that last story before bed to now, fairy tales have played a big part in many of our lives, creating a space for us to dream and a reason to wonder. They might look a little different now, but they certainly have not lost their place in storytelling across cultures. As ... Read more
Welcome to this month’s edition of Jules’ Tools for Social Change, a column that features a book, author or publisher whose work deals with issues of race, gender, sexuality, ability, colonialism, economic justice, or other social justice topics. In honour of International ... Read more
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