MARCH 27, 2007 Ingrid Ruthig and Kevin Craig

@ 66 on Brock in UXBRIDGE

Kevin Craig is a freelance writer and poet living in South Eastern Ontario. In addition to articles and fiction published internationally he has also recorded memoirs on CBC Radio Canada. His poetry has been widely published including Regina Weese, Holistics Today, The Future Looks Bright, Heritage Writer, Anything Goes, Jones Av. Journal, Word Weaver and Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine. He recently took 1st place in the Artella Words & Art Quarterly Poetic Idol Contest, having placed 2nd in their previous competition. Kevin has won and placed in several poetry contests over the past few years. Kevin is the editor of Words on Paper, a new online literary journal. After the success of his first chapbook, The Elephant Keeper & Other Pomes, he is hard at work on a second chapbook, I am a Tree, to be published in early 2007.

Ingrid Ruthig earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Toronto in the 1980s. After a decade practicing that profession in Toronto, she retired her license to write full-time. Her poetry and fiction have been published in the UK, US, Australia, Bulgaria, and across Canada in such journals as The Malahat Review, Descant, and The Fiddlehead; in the chapbooks One Ticket Five Rides (Whirling Dervish Press, 2003) and Synesthete II (Littlefishcartpress, 2005); and in the anthology Letting Go (Black Moss Press, 2005). She also contributes reviews and interviews to Books in Canada, the Canadian review of books. In 2005, her poetry won a Petra Kenney International Poetry Competition award and the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Literary Competition. She has read her work at literary events including the Petra Kenney awards ceremony at Canada House in London, England, been a feature reader at the Art Bar Poetry Reading Series in Toronto, and presented her short fiction at the Saturday session of the 2003 Eden Mills Writers’ Festival. Ingrid currently resides east of Toronto, where she has co-edited the literary journal LICHEN Arts & Letters Preview since 2000. Her first collection of poetry, A History of Falling, is forthcoming, and a book examining the work of poet Richard Outram will be published this year by Guernica Editions.