Ruth Daniell is reading PRISM international in the historic market square of Hanau, in Hesse, Germany, the birthplace of the Brothers Grimm, in front of a giant statue of the famous fairy tale men. A huge portion of our fairy tale inheritance in Western literature comes from the stories that Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm recorded in their Children’s and Household’s Tales, which just recently celebrated its 200th anniversary. Personally, fairy tales have had a huge influence on Ruth’s own writing—especially in her current poetry manuscript, part of which is based around giving voices to silenced princesses.
Originally from Prince George, BC, Ruth Daniell is a writer, visual artist, performer, and Speech Arts and Drama teacher who currently lives in Vancouver with her husband, James. She holds a BA (Honours) from the University of Victoria, her ATLC from Trinity College London, and recently completed her MFA at the University of British Columbia. Her writing has been published in The Malahat Review, Walk Myself Home: An Anthology to End Violence Against Women, and twice longlisted for the CBC Canada Writes Poetry Prize (2012, 2013).
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