• “Pro Panel” guest, Writers’ Community of Durham Region’s December Round Table, Whitby.
• “Making Space” talk as guest at Durham Region Artist’s Meet-up, Station Gallery, Whitby.
• Read article about Re|Visions by Will McGuirk at SlowCity.ca.
• Creative writing workshop “What Will They Know of Us?” held in conjunction with solo show, Re|Visions, at Station Gallery, Whitby.
• “Unravelling Strands, Reweaving Hi story: An Interview with Ingrid Ruthig“, by Whitby Station Gallery.
• Review of This Being by Jill Stoner in Canadian Architect magazine.
• Ingrid Ruthig: Re|Visions solo exhibition, October 14 – December 19 at Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario.
• “Curiosity and the Ordinary” interview online at “Transactions with Beauty” with Shawna Lemay.
• This Being wins the League of Canadian Poets 2017 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year. View Ingrid’s membership page at the League. (June 10)
• Artist “Tour & Talk” speaker at Durham Reach exhibition, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa.
• Work published in the Durham Reach exhibition catalogue, Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
• “Portrait of the Redacted” included in Durham Reach exhibition, January 27 – April 2 at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa. Read Will McGuirk’s article in the February 5 Toronto Star Sunday Edition.
2017 & 2016 Appearances:
Whitby, Dec 9, 2017, Writers Community of Durham Region, pro panel guest
Whitby, Dec 7, Station Gallery, guest artist talk
Whitby, Nov 12, Station Gallery, workshop & reading
Oshawa, Feb 5, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, artist talk
Whitby, Dec 16, 2016 Durham District School Board, guest visitor
Toronto, Nov 28, Hot-Sauced Words poetry series, reading
Toronto, Sep 27, “HOWL” CIUT 89.5FM, radio interview with host Nancy Bullis
Grafton, Sep 17, Spirit of the Hills writing group, guest speaker
Halifax, Sep 7, East Coast launch, with guest poet Brian Bartlett
Cobourg, Jul 7, Lay Your Word Down poetry series, reading
Toronto, Jun 8, Ben McNally Books, book launch
Whitby, May 26, Station Gallery, book launch
Ajax, Apr 30, Ontario Writers’ Conference Festival of Authors, reading
• Guest author on “Telling Stories with Jules Carlysle”, Episode 3, 2016-17 season, Rogers TV, September & October 2016 in Ontario, with repeat broadcasts throughout 2017.
• Featured in St. Marys Journal Argus (in print) and other Metroland papers online. (Oct 8)
• “12 or 20 questions”, an interview with rob mclennan on his blog.
• New book review of This Being in Northumberland Today. (June 20)
• This Being listed on 49th Shelf’s “On Our Radar: The Summer Edition“.
• Interview at SlowCity magazine, with Will McGuirk.
• “Altered States: Poems from This Being” feature at Numéro Cinq magazine.
• Festival of Authors, Ontario Writers’ Converence, Ajax, Ontario, with Teva Harrison and Andrew F. Sullivan.
• “Unpacking Poetry: Exploring the Essential Poets Series” instructor resources now available at The Porcupine’s Quill website.
• “Word on the Hills” radio interview (for Poetry Month) on Northumberland 89.7FM, with hosts Felicity Sidnell Reid and Gwynn Scheltema. While the program aired in mid-April, listen to the archived podcast.
• “Art Waves” radio interivew in Hamilton, Ontario, with Shane Neilson, Amanda Jernigan, and host Bernadette Rule, to discuss Canadian poets (Richard Outram, Anne Wilkinson, and M. Travis Lane), and their contributions as editors of The Essential Poets Series published by The Porcupine’s Quill. Archived program #277.
• New poem appears on “Sunrise with Sea Monsters“, Wolsak & Wynn poetry editor Paul Vermeersch’s website of eponymous poems inspired by JMW Turner’s painting.
• The Essential Anne Wilkinson, reviewed by Melissa Dalgleish in The Bull Calf Review.
• “A Little and A Lot“, a review of The Essential Anne Wilkinson in Canadian Literature 224, Spring 2015 issue.
• Toronto Poetry Map includes poem “Shift Change” (from MESS: the hospital anthology, Tightrope Books, 2014). The map is hosted by the Toronto Public Library as a “way to explore the city through poetry.”
• “The Narrative of Marie” textwork appears in Station Gallery‘s annual juried exhibition (November 2015 – January 2016) and is awarded first prize.
• Introduction to the work of Canadian modernist poet Anne Wilkinson included in Brick Books’ 40th anniversary celebration of Canadian poetry.
• “The Narrative of Marie” textwork features in Venus febriculosa‘s competition based on UK artist Tom Phillips’ altered book, A Humument. Phillips selected the winner, and view favourites here. Venus febriculosa is “dedicated to fostering interest in the relationship between literature and the visual arts.”
• “Ten great authors living, writing in Durham Region” list.
• “A Place to Stand” textwork appears in “Drawing for Art” at Station Gallery, Whitby, and features in a WCDR workshop.
January & February, 2015
• The Essential Anne Wilkinson named a 2014 “Book of the Year” by CNQ Canadian Notes & Queries.
• “Lay Your Word Down” poetry series reading, Cobourg, Ontario.
• “Writers in my Residence” reading with Stuart Ross in Whitby, Ontario, hosted by Carin Makuz.
• “Mary S.” (textwork from “Heads of Fate” series) receives 2nd prize at Station Gallery’s “Slice of Life” juried exhibition, Whitby (November, 2014 – January, 2015).
• New poems appear in The Antigonish Review #179.
• Work from “TexTiles” series shown at Oshawa Space Invaders 2014 Urban Art Festival. View photos.
• “Words of the Season” reading, Pickering, Ontario, during Durham Region’s Culture Days celebration.
• Numéro Cinq feature reappears on Bookmarking Book Art.
• Host & interviewer at Ontario Writers’ Conference Festival of Authors, with Karen Connelly, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, and Catherine Bush.
• “Antoinette’s Head” shown at Station Gallery’s “Drawing for Art” 2014.
• Contributor to MESS: The Hospital Anthology (Tightrope Books), and to A Rewording Life anthology, in support of the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
• Community teaching assistant for UPenn’s Coursera MOOC “Modern & Contemporary American Poetry” (or “ModPo”), facilitated by Professor Al Filreis.
• Royal Conservatory of Music & Ontario Arts Council’s Artist-Educator Foundations Course.
• “On the Weaving Together of Writers and Editors” interview appears on “Stories, Words and Whispers” blog.
• Artist’s book The Arbitrary Text Of Wreckage (call number: 225.58-8) joins BinaReCodings at the Brooklyn Art Library. Part of The Sketchbook Project 2014, the book toured Canada and the US from March to October.
• Textwork, dBooked, appears in a group show at Ajax’s McLean Recreation Complex, Ajax, Ontario through January and February.
• “Confluence”, a commissioned textwork, is 2014 Ontario Writers’ Conference “Story Starter Contest” featured image this month.
• Four “TexTiles” shown at The Vault “Small Works” exhibition (December 2013 – January 2014), plus reading at the official opening.
• “Here Be Writers: Charting One Writer’s Journey in Literary Durham Region” article appears in Open Book Ontario‘s “Focus On” series.
• “TexTiles” wins first prize at Whitby Station Gallery’s Mind & Matter exhibition (November 2013 – January 2014) by jurors Anik Glaude, Gil McElroy, and Alice Teichert.
• Host & interviewer at an evening with Red Maple Nonfiction Award-winning author Bill Swan. Whitby Public Library.
• Slipstream listed in the Art Gallery of York University’s “Artist’s Book of the Moment 2013” (ABotM) exhibition and competition.
• Author Ted Barris offers a shout-out in “The Face of Writing.”
• Textworks appear in “Take a City” article on Matilda Magtree blog.
• Work appears in Oshawa Space Invaders urban art festival, Oshawa.
Guest Essayist – Ingrid was guest columnist of “Ephemeris” for Encore Literary Magazine, where her essays “Linkage” tackles language, labels, and limitations. (Aug ’13)
Reading – at More2Life4Women magazine’s “Summer Solstice Open Mic” in Whitby. (Jun ’13)
Reading – with other poets at Toronto book launch and celebration of the late Daryl Hine’s posthumous collection “A Reliquary and Other Poems” (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) at Ben McNally Books. (May ’13)
CBC Feature – a short piece, “Driving Away”, appeared on CBC-CanadaWrites HYPERLOCAL, “stories of changing neighbourhoods from Canadians across the country”. (May ’13)
Literary Event – Ingrid was host/interviewer at Blue Heron Books’ “Books & Brunch” at Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge. (Apr ’13)
Reading – at Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, with fellow Durham Region poets. (Apr ’13)
Poem Broadsides – “Rumours Of Sky” and “Timekeeping With A Friend” available for purchase as a package from ARKITEXWERKS. (May ’13)
Artist’s Book – BinaReCodings: ‘In the beginning was the word’ toured North America with Art House Co-op’s “Sketchbook Project 2013” and the Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY. Read more in the Wall Street Journal. (2013)
Recommended Read – Richard Outram: Essays on His Works listed by Open Book Ontario a “Recommended Reads – Cobourg and Port Hope”.
Curator – of March’s entry about Richard Outram’s former home in Port Hope, Ontario featured as Open Book Ontario‘s “Ontario Literary Landmark”.
Essay – “Only the Words” (archived text only) accompanied by selected photos of the textwork “The Etymologist’s Collection”, featured by CanadianPoetries.com. (Feb ’13)
Exhibition – Station Gallery, Whitby. A piece created for the “BinaReCodings” series was the second artwork selected by a patron from among over one hundred available at the fundraiser event. (Apr ’13)
Chair Affair 2013 – Durham Community Foundation participating artist. (Feb ’13)
Sketchbook Project 2013 – The project toured North American cities from March to August and is permanently housed in the Brooklyn Art Library. View Ingrid’s BinaReCodings: ‘In the beginning was the word’ book page, online in the Digital Library, or in person at the Brooklyn Art Library.
Work Featured – in CanadianPoetries.com‘s “Poets on Art” section. (Nov ’12)
Book Event – Once again, Ingrid appeared as host/interviewer at Whitby Public Library with authors Ruth E. Walker and Allison Baggio during the library’s annual “November Noir”.
Artist’s Talk – Station Gallery’s “Super Sunday: Text Collage”, Whitby. (Nov ’12)
Curated Exhibition – “Reading the Image” at Station Gallery, Whitby, with John Di Leonardo, Jean-Michel Komarnicki, Helen Bajorek MacDonald, Kal Honey, and Toni Hamel. (Oct–Dec ’12)
Book Review – written for the National Post appears in July 28, 2012 print edition.
Six Autumn Exhibitions in 2012:
Sep 8–Oct 14“Off the Page”, Surfacing, Station Gallery, Whitby
Sep 22–29 “Book<>Art”, Blue Heron Studio & Books, Uxbridge*
Sep 20–Oct 25 “Slipstream”, Ajax Town Hall
Oct 20–Dec 2 “Reading the Image”, Station Gallery
Nov 3–Dec 23 “Allan’s Artists”, Silverstone Gallery, Pickering
Dec 8–Jan 6, 2013 “Shift” Annual Members Exhibition, Station Gallery
Award – Ingrid’s artwork “dBooked” was awarded first prize in the “Book<->Art” exhibition, Blue Heron Studio, Uxbridge, Ontario. (2012)
Book Reviews – for Richard Outram: Essays on His Works (Guernica Editions, 2011) appeared on Northern Poetry Review and on NewPages.com.
Two-Book Review – written for Northern Poetry Review.
Associate Editor – Ingrid joined the staff of Northern Poetry Review (NPR).
New Poems – Gloomcupboard magazine online, featured several of Ingrid’s poems.
Interview – Northern Poetry Review (NPR) with poet Leigh Kotsilidis.
Poems Selected – for Poet to Poet anthology (Guernica Editions, 2012) and Mess: the hospital anthology (Tightrope Books, 2013).
Feature & Cover – East of the City magazine, Arts issue, featured “Caught in the Slipstream”, about Ingrid’s latest work, written by Heather O’Connor. (Fall ’11)
Juried Exhibition – “Rock, Paper, Scissors”, Station Gallery, Whitby (Fall ’11).
Book Event – Ingrid appeared as host/interviewer at Whitby Public Library’s “November Noir”. (Nov ’11)
Literary Landmark – Open Book Ontario article written by Ingrid about the home of Canadian poet Richard Outram, in conjunction with the release of Richard Outram: Essays on His Works by Guernica Editions.
New Books – Slipstream – a textwork (published by ARKITEXWERKS) and Richard Outram: Essays on His Works (Guernica Editions). Launches held in Toronto and at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington in Bowmanville. (Fall ’11)
Poem Set to Music – Great Canadian Haiku Project anthology, with 16 other writers whose haiku were set to music by Hawksley Workman, Royal Wood, Emm Gryner, and Catherine McInnes then performed at Home County Folk Festival, London, ON. Hosted by CBC Radio 3’s Grant Lawrence, streamed live and recorded by 94.9 CHRW radio. (Jun ’11)
Interviews – “On Writing and Mixed Media, with Ingrid Ruthig” appeared in Open Book Ontario. And “Who’s Who” by Heather O’Connor appeared in WCDR’s WordWeaver.
New Poems – The Antigonish Review Volume 42, No.165.
Spring Shows – One work at Station Gallery (Apr ’11), and Slipstream at Aurora Cultural Centre. (Jan–Apr ’11)
Book Event – Ingrid appeared as the host/interviewer of this event, held at Whitby’s Centennial Building and organized by Whitby Public Library.
Juried Exhibition – “Japanese Staging Of An Ontario Play” textwork, Whitby Station Gallery’s “Looking Forward, Looking Back” show. (Dec ’10–Jan ’11)
Reading – Pandora’s Box Salon “Some Like It Hot” event, Aurora Cultural Centre, in conjunction with the exhibition of Slipstream – a textwork. (Feb ’11)
Listed Author – Durham Region Local Authors Database, hosted by Ajax Public Library.
Guest Co-Facilitator – WCDR “Reading As Writers” (RAW) discussion about Rabindranath Maharaj’s first novel Homer in Flight. (Nov–Dec ’10)
Solo Exhibitions – “Fragments of the Missing” series appeared at Central Whitby Public Library, while the textwork series “Slipstream” appeared at Artspace on the Mezzanine, Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville. (Oct–Nov ’10)
Poems Selected – by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate were featured on the Parliamentary “Poem of the Month” website, where they remain archived. (June & July ’10)
Solo Show – “Fragments of the Missing”, Ontario Power Generation Information Centre, Pickering, ON (part of PineRidge Art Council’s “Art in Public Places” initiative). (May–Jun ’10)
“Seven Questions, Now and Then” – featured on RAW “Reading As Writers” online.
Book Event – Ingrid appeared as host/interviewer at Whitby Central Public Library. (May ’10)
Book Review – written for Northern Poetry Review on Moez Surani’s poetry collection Reticent Bodies.
Anthology & Reading – work appeared in Rogue Stimulus (eds. Stephen Brockwell & Stuart Ross, Mansfield Press), which was launched in Toronto. (Mar ’10)
Interview – appeared Maisonneuve magazine, with Rabindranath Maharaj about his novel The Amazing Absorbing Boy.
Experimental Poems – appeared in Ditch, anthology 4 (canadian) (innovative poets), Trainwreck Press.
Scholarship – awarded a Writers’ Community of Durham Region (WCDR) scholarship. (May ’10)
Group Show – Artspace on the Mezzanine, Bowmanville, with artists Jane Eccles, Olex Wlasenko, Jean-Michel Komarnicki, Sally Thurlow, Margaret Rodgers, David B. Gillespie. (Dec ’09)
Reviews – written for Quill & Quire (Dec ’09) and Northern Poetry Review.
Profile – appeared in Surfacing arts magazine. (Fall ’09)
Reading & Discussion – “More Than Meets The Ear: Artists and Writers in Dialogue”, an evening of readings/discussion among artists & writers with work featured at ‘Artspace on the Mezzanine’, Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville. (’09)
Editorial Board member – Lichen Literary Journal & Lichen Arts & Letters Preview (editor, poetry & visual art). (’00-’07)