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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Dream Comes True

Welcome Elizabeth Ruth to an e-Thunder Bay. At last, after almost a year of effort, the Northwestern Ontario Writers' Workshop, or NOWW, the largest writers' group in Thunder Bay has arranged for an e-writer in residence, Elizabeth Ruth. Their announcement follows:

Writer in Residence for Northwestern OntarioNOWW is pleased to announce our Writer in Residence with an E-twist.
From now until December, Northwestern Ontario-based writers and all NOWW members in good standing may submit their writing for an in-depth, critical review by Toronto’s Elizabeth Ruth.

Elizabeth Ruth
Interested? Here’s what you have to do:

Renew your membership for 2011/12, if you haven't already and Submit your manuscript to NOWW at
  • NOWW will handle your manuscript and convey it to Elizabeth.
  • You will receive feedback by e-mail.
Manuscript submission guidelines:
  • Manuscripts must be typed in 12-point Times New Roman
  • Prose manuscripts in any genre must be double-spaced with one-inch margins and not exceed 2500 words. Please include a word count at the top of the manuscript.
  • Poetry manuscripts must be single-spaced and not exceed 5 pages.
Elizabeth Ruth will also hold distance workshops for NWO writers. Check for more detail.

Elizabeth Ruth ( is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, Ten Good Seconds of Silence and Smoke. A third novel, The Matador—about a female bullfighter—will be published in the fall of 2012. Ten Good Seconds was short-listed for the Writers' Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, the City of Toronto Book Award and the In Canada First Novel Award. Smoke was described in the Globe and Mail as "a virtuoso performance....utterly remarkable...” and was selected as the 2007 One Book, One Community read (

Elizabeth has been teaching and mentoring creative writers for over a decade. She has taught at George Brown College, the Humber School for Writers, and the University of Toronto. She has been the writer-in-residence at the Kitchener public library, the Oshawa public library, and the Toronto public library. She is now thrilled to be working with writers throughout the north.

The Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop ( is a group of Northwestern Ontario-based writers who provide inspiration and support. As well as the E-WIR project, we offer readings, workshops, a literary newsletter, an annual writing contest and a manuscript critiquing service.

NOWW thanks the Thunder Bay Community Foundation, K-Net Services and NOWW members for their support of the E-Writer in Residence project for 2011.

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